Saturday, November 4, 2017

Why Reading Every Day is Important, and How it Can Change Your Life.

Life has many obstacles, and no one is exempt from dealing with them.  Not you, not me.  There are things out there that are in this world to help each and every one of us with these obstacles we face.  These things are called books.

 Yes books, this may seem very boring to a lot of you, don't worry it was boring to me to for about 17 years of my life.  I used to be that person that would rather play some video game than sit down and read for even 5 minutes out of the day.  I believe the reason this was, is that in school we are pretty much forced to read books that we may not even like, and when you are forced to read a book you don't want to it makes you think all reading is boring.

Since 2015 I have been a pretty avid reader.  Most of the books I read were in 2015. 2016-2017 I probably have only read 20-30 books.

I did make a huge mistake in 2015.  I would read the books and fold the corner of a page to mark it, but I would never underline the lesson I found on that page.  In 2016-2017 I started to do both.  The reason for this is that so when I re-read each book I can go back and see what I thought was useful before, however while I am reading I am still looking for new things that I might have missed when reading the book previously.

I want to share how reading is important and then share the routine I am doing now to build back my momentum into reading, which I believe is a great path to follow if you want to read but never have the energy to or just want to read but think that reading is boring.

First off, you have to find the right kind of books for you.  I recommend non-fiction, but that is still pretty broad, since you may like history, auto-biographies, self improvement, or business books and so on.  It doesn't matter what you are into but rather what you can learn from these books. 

Second, once you have found the category of book you think will help you the most, invest in those kinds of books to help further your journey in life.  Most authors are there to help you and give you insight on what you are reading.  We can learn so much from someone years ahead of us, that are where we want to be.

My current routine for reading anyone can do to build up some momentum.  I am currently working to building back up to reading 50 pages a day.  Currently, I wake up and meditate for 15 minutes, and most days right after my meditation I will read 10 pages, some days I will wait till a little later to read, but most days it is directly after my mediation.  I do this so that no matter what I read 10 pages each and every day.  This gives me time if I want to read more before bed I can or even listen to an audiobook and learn as well.  I like doing it because it is a great way to start the day and allows me to read as much as I want or as little as I want to.

I hope this helped you start reading and helps you build momentum.  What is the first book you are going to read?  Or if you are already a reader what book are you currently reading?

Make the best of today,

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