Reading is one of my favourite things to do or talk about. When you couple this with my passion, time management, I especially love it when people tell me they don’t have time to read, or enough time to read, and so on.
So not true, guys. I’m not buying it 🙂
You see, I think we all underestimate the amount of time we waste, and more importantly, how much time we have that we fritter away. Someone I follow, Laura Vanderkam, decided to stop scrolling the internet and read instead. She read 14 books in a month. She found 1.5 hours a day and more on the weekend, totalling 13.5 hours a week, without working or parenting less.
Another way to find time for reading – this one is probably unpopular
Like how video is not for me. But I have watched a few Youtube videos, vlogs and such, tried it first and now I can give you reasons why (slow download speed/ impatience/ I like to be doing something and with video I have to actually sit there and watch, for example :))
Back to audio books.
If you have a short commute, remember all those 15 minutes add up. If you have a 15-minute commute, you can easily finish one audio book a month. That’s 600 minutes a month just to and from work.
However, there is also cooking time, cleaning time, editing photo time, scrapbooking time, walking time, gardening time.
I would love you to tell me you listened to a book and then decided it’s not for you. But please try! You can easily add 1 – 2 books to your “read list” every month in this super-simple way.
You may like this post on how I use audio to work for me. One major trick is to find a narrator you like.
Here’s where I shared my love for the Kindle at the 3-year mark. I just passed the 6-year mark two days ago!
Bonus – free books with Overdrive