From a learning perspective, it's probably a better use of my time to read books than to read online content. So, I had to figure out a strategy that would allow me to read more books without letting typical distractions get in the way. I usually wake up, drink a glass of water, write down 3 things I'm grateful for, and read 20 pages of a book.
For the last 10 weeks, I have followed this new habit. As of today, I'm pages into my 7th book.
At that pace 7 books per 10 weeks I'll read about 36 books in the next year. Not bad. Here's why I think this pattern works: 20 pages is small enough that it's not intimidating. Most people can finish reading 20 pages within 30 minutes.
And if you do it first thing in the morning, then the urgencies of the day don't get in the way. Finally, 20 pages seems small but adds up fast. It's a great average speed. If time allows, I'll read more at other times as well. But regardless of what happens during the rest of the day, I still get my 20 pages in each morning. Most people spend it getting dressed, getting ready, and rushing out the door.
What if that time was spent making yourself a better person? What if you woke up an hour before you needed to each day and worked on yourself?
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How much better would you be at work, in your relationships, and as a person? That's essentially what this reading strategy is asking you to do.
How to Read More: The Simple System I’m Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year
Before you move on to the normal bustle of the day, invest in yourself. Before your life turns into a whirlwind of activity, read a book that will make you better. As with most habits that can greatly impact your life, this will never feel urgent, but it is important. That's all you need. Looking for good books to read? I created a public reading list where you can see all of my book recommendations across a wide range of categories. Here are a few of the best books to start with…. If you want practical ideas for creating more good habits like reading!
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Plath, S. The unabridged journals. Kukil Ed. New York, NY: Anchor.
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