I don’t have time…blah blah blah! Switch off Netflix and pick up a book. But who am I to say that? To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee was forced upon me by my literacy teacher at secondary school. Looking back it was a great book, but as a kid, it really didn’t interest me.
What I find even more strange is that I read 5-10 blog posts a day, so why do I hate picking up a book? I think I just need to make it a habit instead of switching for the easy option of wasting my evenings watching old episodes of Top Gear & Only Fools & Horses. Thanks Dave
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.”
– Charles T. Munger
The 10% Rule
Simply read 10% of a book a day. It helps you create a habit and should get you through the book fairly quickly. Most of the books that I’m reading at the moment are about 300 pages long, so when you break it down to 30 pages per day, it’s not that bad. Once you create that habit of reading each day, you’ll start to enjoy it more. Here are some simple tips to get you on your way:
- Consider purchasing a kindle
- Use public transport to commute to and from work? Read instead of using your phone.
- Read in the morning when you are more likely to focus
- Set yourself a deadline to finish reading each book
Fancy a Challenge?
#52booksin52weeks – yep, that’s right! Nicole managed to read 52 books in 52 weeks, you can read all about her journey here. If you were interested in my post because you struggle to read, you are most definitely a fair bit away from attempting this challenge. But just remember, anything is do-able.