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Idea #64 - The Easiest Way To Read More Books

With today’s idea, we wanted to discuss something that will allow all of us to continue on the journey of discovering new things and be inspired — Books.

How many times have you caught yourself saying, ‘I want to start reading’ or ‘I wish I read more’? Realistically, at some point or the other, we’ve all said that yet, we find it extremely difficult to create an actionable change.

In the video, "Bookstores" filmmaker Max Joseph tries to find a solution to this infliction and here are three simple ways you can read more books:

  1. Just give it 30 minutes: If you dedicate just 30 minutes each day to reading, you’re bound to read over 30+ books a year! (Even more, depending on your reading speed!) These 30 mins can be squeezed in anytime, anywhere - while you eat your breakfast, while commuting, during your lunch break or even before going to sleep - make it a habit and you’ll see the change.

  2. Set the bar low, like really low: Set a goal for yourself but make sure it’s easy, really really easy to achieve. Set a goal to read one page a day, and make it so easy that you cannot not do it. Then gradually progress to two a day and so on.

  3. Read what interests you: Find people, things, genres, and mediums that interest you and read books about them. Date books, flirt with lots of them until you find the one that keeps you interested.

With these easy-to-adopt tricks, we hope you truly give reading a shot and develop it as a lifelong habit!

+ Browse: Barking Up The Wrong Tree and Wait But Why

+ Read: Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Written and Curated by Shweta Singh


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