How to read more

If I get one question more than any other it is. how do you find the time to read so much. The advice I give is simple but I wanted to share how any of us can read more than we do right now. The barriers for not reading more than you read right now are mostly about choices. Every time you make a choice to do something you are making a choice to NOT do something else. Make good choices today!

So today, when you sit down with your coffee and some breakfast, don’t watch the news. Read a book. When you feel the urge to reach for the phone, don’t open Twitter. Open the kindle app. When you’re commuting to the office, or you’re at the gym, or you’re on a run, don’t listen to music. Listen to an audio book. When you’re eating lunch, don’t catch up on your social media feeds.

Read when you’re waiting at the airport, waiting at the gate, waiting to takeoff, waiting for the pilot to permit electronic devices, don’t just sit and kill time. Read. When you get home from work or when you have spare time on a weekend, don’t binge-watch the latest Netflix series. Binge-read instead.

“Television” says it all: 
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray 
go throw your TV set away / and in its place, you can install / a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” - Roald Dahl

There are hidden minutes in every nook and cranny of your schedule. You need to prioritise and use those little moments.

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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