Finding Time to Read

If you haven’t read a book in a while because you haven’t found any time to read in your busy schedule, try this one simple thing.

Read ten pages of a book you always wanted to read before you go to bed. Every day, read just ten pages. If you fall asleep after that, it’s good. If you still have some energy, you can keep reading. The time doesn’t have to be before bedtime. It could be on your commute. It could be with your breakfast while you wait for coffee to brew. But for it to work, you have to do it every day at the same time and just make a habit out of it.

If you do this every day, you will have read 365 x 10 pages = 3650 pages  a year. That’s about 9 books per year, assuming an average book has 400 pages. No matter how busy you are, you can finish 9 books a year. That will put you way above the US average (1 book per year). You won’t feel guilty when next year comes, and you won’t have to make any more resolutions to make time for reading!

You will be amazed how many books you can finish over the years, especially if you have a few extra minutes to extend your  reading time to 15 or 20 minutes a day. Better yet, maybe you’ll get pulled deep into a great book and find yourself unable to tear your attention away from it. Either way, this is an easy way to get started if you want to read but haven’t found time to.

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