So I was wondering how do you guys study history as adults who don't need to worry about exams etc? Most articles on the web are targeted at students, but this time I'm wondering about learning history as a hobby for adults.
Is reading books enough or do you have some advanced study techniques that help you understand the context better, remember the info and gain deeper insight into matters?
Do you take traditional notes, mind maps, flashcards...? Any tips for organisation?
Do you create a curriculum or simply read/watch whatever interests you at the moment?
Do you revise notes or re-read books to refresh your memory?
Or, are you lazy as me and only read passively, maybe underlining here and there, determined to copy the lines into your notebook "next weekend" which never happens?