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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Creating a habit of reading

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

It's said that it takes a month to create a habit. If you've gotten out of the habit of reading but want to get back into it, this week's tip, shared by chandra.gaajula, should help: a quick task will encourage you to keep up with your reading each day.

Bob T. Monkey gets into the habit of reading

Creating a habit takes the following:

  1. Clear idea of the goal and a believable game plan.
  2. Discipline to follow the game plan.
  3. A smart way to track progress.

It's in creating a smart way to track progress that I use RTM. So, for creating a book reading habit I did the following:

  1. Created a list "Books To Read"
  2. Added the book I wanted to read with the following particulars:
    • Task Name: Think and Grow Rich
    • Due:
    • Repeat: every 1 day for 30 times {where the 30 is the number of chapters in the book}
    • Time estimate: 30 min
    • Tags: none
    • Location: Home

Thanks for sharing this tip, chandra.gaajula! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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