I think it is important to exercise one's brain in a variety of ways, such as listening and reading (passive intake of info) and then speaking and writing (active output of info). I try my best to hit each of those categories each day, though not always in the same way. I think that we get into trouble when we try to only tackle one category at a time because it can get boring and tiring (at least for me).
In addition to each category, I also try to vary up the level of the material I'm working with. Sometimes very easy, sometimes a little hard, sometimes way beyond my comprehension (because then I later come back to it and feel a sense of accomplishment in being able to understand it).
Hey, Yese. How are you doing ?
In my opinion one of the hardest things to do when you're learning a new language is "to Stop to translating while listen someone talking" and "Start to think in the new language". both are related with instant translating, you know, What we really need is really undestand the new language without translate all instantly.