In 2023, I’ve set a goal for myself to read at least 13 books. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “13 books???
That’s like one a month, how hard could that be?”
Well, let me tell you, it’s been a hot minute since I finished a book start to finish. I’ll post a summary review to help keep me honest 🙂
But I’m determined to make it happen and I’m here to share my journey with you, and maybe even give you a little kick in the pants to start your own book reading challenge.
And after that, I’ll just have to see what speaks to me from my collection I bought at the end of last year.
So, how am I gonna make this happen? I’m taking a cue from the habit guru himself, James Clear and adopting the identity of becoming an avid reader.
If you’re up for joining me…
Below I’m sharing some tips from Clear’s book Atomic Habits, which I read back in 2020. (Spoiler alert… this book is soooo good it may make it on this year’s list as a re-read)
Based off of Atomic Habits here are some tips for adopting the habit of reading daily and becoming an avid reader:
1. Start small: Start by setting a small, achievable goal for reading time each day. For example, commit to reading for just 5 minutes a day, and gradually increase the time as you build momentum.
2. Make it easy: Keep a book or e-reader near your bed or in your bag, so it is easily accessible whenever you have a spare moment.
3. Create a cue: Create a visual cue that reminds you to read, such as placing a book next to your coffee cup in the morning.
4. Reward yourself: Reward yourself for reading, for example, after reading for 30 minutes, allow yourself to watch a TV show or take a break.
5. Track your progress: Keep a reading log or journal to track your progress, you can use it to see how much you read, what you read, and how you felt about the book.
6. Join a book club or reading group: Joining a book club or reading group can keep you motivated and help you discover new books to read.
7. Make reading a non-negotiable part of your routine, like brushing your teeth before bed, you can make it a daily habit.
8. Make it fun: find books in genres that you enjoy, this will make it more likely that you’ll stick with it.
Join me & let’s do this!
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