In the post "is difficult for me" vs. "is difficult to me", a comment suggests this expression to describe something difficult for me.

I do not find it easy.

Another alternative might be

I find it difficult.

For the particular example of learning English, which one is more natural?

I’m pretty sure I saw a rule before about putting negative as early as possible, though I don't remember the name of it.

However, Ngram Viewer shows the opposite of it.

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Could someone please help me on this?

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    Positive statements are often preferred, so "I find it difficult" rather than "I do not find it easy". – Peter Jun 27 at 4:32

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