I was recently having a conversation with one of my friends who mentioned to me that he was struggling to build a daily reading habit, something I struggled with years ago trying to install this habit for myself.
But by setting up one simple rule for myself, I was able to very quickly make progress towards my goal. Now I’m glad to say that hardly any day goes without me having read at all.
I want to share that one simple rule with you today. If you choose to execute on it, rather than find another one of the dozen excuses we make so often when confronting our goals, your future self is going to thank you in big ways.
Trust me on this. (Says the stranger on the internet)
Read 25 pages of a book every night before you go to sleep.
That’s it. As simple as that.
What’s important here is not the focus on the number of pages you have assigned yourself to read.
What’s important is that you read something every day. If 25 pages are too much to ask for, start with 10 pages and work your way up from there.
Doesn’t have to be a book either. Audiobooks work just as well. Just replace the pages in the rule with minutes. 🙂
From experience, it’ll be a difficult first three days where you have to fight yourself to do this. But soon enough, you’ll be at a place where your day will be incomplete without reading. That’s where you want to be.
Make this commitment to yourself. Try it out starting tonight and tell me how you go!