How to read a book a week? As cliche as it sounds we all know people who read succed, I mean look at the numbers eighty-five percent of millionaires read at least two books per month while 25% of the entire American population hasn’t even read a single book all of last year. So, what’s the best way to actually get yourself to start reading and at a good pace so that you can succed too. Well, you can basically guarantee that you’ll read a book a week by taking advantage of three psychological tricks.
- Implementation Intention
The first is something called implementation intention basically setting an appointment see the biggest problem when it comes to reading is actually getting started. So many people but books that they’re interested in and say to themselves oh I’ll definitely read this and guess what the book just sits there on their shelf never to be touched again. By physically writing down the time and place of when you’ll start reading a book, you’re essentially setting up an appointment to do so and think about it we don’t really miss our appointments.
The second psychological trick, reading a book a week is to use what’s called chunking. Basically breaking down a big task into smaller ones one of the main reasons people start reading books and never finish is because the task seems way too big. It feels like we can’t do it, just take a look at the average non-fiction book which is about 200 pages long. How long do you think it takes to read thath entire thing in one sitting you’re probably thinking 10/15 hours maybe. Well, in reality the average human can read a 200 page book in about five hours which means you really only have to spend 45 minutes a day reading which probably accounts to just a chapter or two.
3. Temptation Bundling
And finally, the last psychological trick to reading a book a week it to use what’s called temptation bundling. Basically taking a task that you don’t enjoy that much and it’s touching it something that you really really enjoy. For example you can tell yourself that after every chapter or subsection of a chapter you read. You’re gonna reward yourself with the next episode or the next segment of that TV show you love watching. Try this out and I guarantee that you’ll find yourself reading a lot more.
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