How can you read more?
In a previous post, I mentioned that the people who produce great content are usually great readers, and when they are not writing, they are reading.
For many of us, spending large amounts of time reading sounds like a luxury restricted to students or people who work as writers, public commentators or independent entrepreneurs.
What if you’re already flat out trying to juggle your day job and other responsibilities; how can you possibly fit in time for reading?
However, the question shouldn’t really be, ‘how can I fit anything else in?’ but rather, ‘what can I not do in order to make time for something important?’.
If daily reading is valuable to you, think of it as a goal and aim to make small percentage changes every day.
Could you give up watching television or using Facebook in order to read for 10 or 15 minutes? Could you listen to an audiobook in the car or while doing other menial tasks? Could you carry a book with you and sneak a few pages when you might otherwise turn to your phone?
Remember those lessons we’ve all heard about the power of compounding for financial savings and superannuation?
Improving your daily habits is just as powerful; if you improve by a small percentage – say just 2% – every day, the value of that small percentage will grow and compound over time.
So how will you change your reading habits today, even if it’s just by 2%?