An acquaintance of mine has been learning Standard Chinese in his spare time for a number of years. He passed the HSK3 test with a very high score and started preparing for HSK4. However, he recently noticed that he lost his motivation to continue. What's worse, he even noticed a certain aversion from learning Chinese now. So he decided to take a break for a few months to see what will happen. Are there any better ideas than this?
(Note: He doesn't need to learn Chinese for professional reasons and currently can't think of any specific learning goals that he still considers worth pursuing.)