You have probably heard numerous people say they read a book a week. But how do they even do that? Well, in this article I share the mechanics and a routine that help you to read a book a week.
Reading a book a week
Reading a book a week can be really beneficial to your personal development. Reading opens your mind to different ideas and can change your perspective on life.
Besides that, it will also increase your reading speed, your vocabulary, your writing style and intellect.
If you read a book a week it will develop self-discipline and focus. It is not just a walk through the park. It requires constant effort.
How to read a book a week
The mechanics of reading a book a week can be made quite simple:
Let’s say the average book has 300 pages. On each page there are 300 words. The average reading speed is around 250 words per minute. This means it will take 6 hours to finish a book of 300 pages.
Now, to read a book a week, you need to turn those mechanics into a routine. Try to break those 6 hours up in different reading sessions and spread them over the week. Find a routine that works for you and stick to it.
A routine that might work is to read 30 minutes first thing in the morning. And in the weekend, you read a bit longer to get to the 6 hours. Reading early in the day will make sure that you do not skip it, because you have more willpower and focus in the morning than you do in the evening. Which will also result in understanding and retaining the information better.
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Do not read for the sake of reading
Reading a book a week should be about broadening your perspective. Learning new things. Or just relaxation. So, keep yourself in check and do not read for the sake of reading.
By reading a book a week you can improve yourself if you retain and apply the information you digest. Still, there are a lot of people who do not put energy into retaining and applying the information.
If you only read for the sake of reading, so that you can tick that box at the end of the week, you will not benefit a whole lot from reading a book a week. However, if you do put effort into retaining and applying the information that you have learned, your life will change drastically.
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