Do you have the passion to read, but you don’t have enough time? Or do you feel like reading is just not for you?
Whether you want to read more or learn more, here are 5 ways you can read more.
Set the right focus
Define how many books you want to read per month. Whether it’s 2 books or 10 books you always want to focus on what you want to accomplish and set for yourself a strategy that will help you keep reading.
Not everyone’s schedule is the same, but your aim should be 45 minutes a day if you want to read more books in a month.
Set the reason why?
Everyone has their own reason why they start reading, maybe it’s for pleasure or knowledge.
Only you can figure out why do you want start reading.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself to find out your reason.
- Do you want to get more information about a certain topic?
- Maybe you are on a self development journey
- Or you want to learn a skill in specific time
Finding out why you want to read the books, it’s your number 1 motivation and will set you on the right track.
Read the right books
Did you know there are
129,864,880 books in the world
Determine which books that would serve you purposely, or maybe you want to read for pleasure. Whatever that is there is always a book everyone.
Or you can type your main category for a book you want to read in the google search bar and below the search more there are 5 icons, click on the more icon menu and you will find a category for books and all books of the category you choose will come up.
Or you can search for books here to help you find the right book.
Leave the ones you don't enjoy
You don’t have to continue reading a book if you don’t enjoy it, but if you find a valuable book that might help you, but you have a hard time reading it there are 2 options that you can use.
Audio books: Sometimes hearing a book is better than reading when you have a hard time finishing one.
Audible is one of the best audio books.
Summaries: They are the most main point that the book cover and you don’t have to read the whole book.
Ex. Four Minute books is a great tool for summarizing the books and they have a small questioner when you enter their website and they send you the best books based on your answer.
It helps you to remember where you left off, especially if you take longer breaks for reading sessions. It depends on what kind of book you read. Self help books and guides are best for making notes, always highlight the main point or couple of sentences that you want to remember later, this will help you reading more later.
There are so many ways you can help you to read more but those are the main ones that you should consider.
Formal Education will make you a living but self education will make you a fortune -Jim Rohn