The average CEO reads about 60 books per year, of course, we all agree that reading books is really important if you wanna succeed in life but the problem is we can’t stick to it and that’s probably because we get bored easily, especially in our distracted world.
In this blog, we will discuss 7 tips that will help you read more books effectively without any procrastination.
Have A Reading Plan, Routine
Do not just jump into reading whenever you feel you like to. Instead, Add the “Reading Time” to your schedule, dedicate about 30 to 45 minutes per day for reading only, it could be when you drink your coffee in the morning, before bedtime, or spend your lunch breaks with a book. There’s reading fast, and then there’s reading lots. A combination of the two is going to be the best way to supercharge your reading routine, by doing that you are making reading a regular part of your schedule, and it will become an ingrained habit.
Take Notes While You Reading
Remember it’s all about not getting distracted while reading a book, and taking notes will help you with that, engage with your book, ask questions, try to answer those questions, make connections, and think about how these ideas integrate with other information sources. The more you engage with your book the more you make it easier for you to remember it.
Read With Your Ears
Don’t just use your eyes while reading a book, you can also benefit from audiobooks especially when you are doing something that you do not really enjoy ( stuck in traffic, on a bus, cooking…etc.). Get yourself a subscription, pick a well-reviewed book and start listening, you can also read and listen at the same time it will help you focus more.
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Do Not Stick To One Book Only
Reading more than a book in time keeps you excited and keeps you moving forward. Sometimes you feel like not in the mood for reading even though you are enjoying the book that you are reading, so you change it because the human brain likes trying new things and it’s very important to keep a book for every mood, so you have no excuse to skip your allocated reading time that day. By doing this you are applying what Austin Kleon called Practicing The Productive Procrastination
Summarise The Book After Reading It
If you want to get the most out of your book, summarize it after you finish it because summarising the book will help you learn the concepts better, also you don’t have to reread the whole book over and over again, you just read your summary and you will remember all the necessary information that you need to remember.
Keep A Book Near You
Always keep a book with you and every time you get bored open your book and start reading instead of just scrolling through social media and wasting your time. In the beginning, you will find it a little bit hard, especially with all the dopamine that you get from social media but by the time you will find it more enjoyable and of course more helpful.
Challenging keep things vital. Try to push your reading skills to their limits, and one of the best ways to do it is to join book clubs, simply, a book club is a reading group, usually consisting of a number of people who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. They encourage you to finish a book by a certain date, so by joining more than a one club a time you will finish your year with a good number of books.
Reading books consistently and effectively is a skill and just like any other skill it requires practice and focus (deep work), as they say “Practice Makes Perfect”.
My name is Muhammad Islem I’m a college student, I have 3 years since I started learning about digital marketing, I like talking about businesses, marketing, books, and ways of making money.
I’ve created this blog to talk about things that interested me and to help young entrepreneurs start their own businesses and escape their boring 9 to 5 jobs.