May 16, 2011

How to save time?

Book Reading is a habit that I 've been carrying out over the past 8-9 months. I started blogging in 2007, with one single objective: Improve my knowledge on the world's most prominent language: English. And I later realized that only with good reading comes better writing skills. I decided to make it a habit to read books. I succeeded to some extent but I always found myself left with little or no time to turn pages. Read one interesting blog entry today. It goes like this.

So, How to get time for reading books?
If you’re watching TV two to three hour per day and if you reduce your TV watching time one hour per day and you’ll save your 365 hours per year. If you divide that by forty hours work week, you’ll see that you’ll have added about nine half additional week of productivity to your life. That likes getting two additional months every year! Use this additional one hour to read the books in the field of motivation, psychology, education, training and self esteem. We assure you that it will make a profound difference in your life.

If you’re not ok with one hour for daily reading, then just keep aside 15 minutes a day. In fact, you can read a book a month-that’s 12 books a year-by reading only 15 minutes every day. Here’s how:

The average high school graduate reads 250 words a minute. But we all stop to re-read a sentence from time to time…or pause to think about a new idea. So it’s fair to say that the average reading rate for the most of adults is 200 words per minute.

There are 400 or so words on an average book page, which means the average reader, can easily read this (400 word page) in two minutes. At that rate, you could read seven of such pages in a 15 –minute’s period.

Suppose there are 210 pages on an average book. So by reading 15 minutes a day-that’s seven pages every day, you could read this book in 30 days. It may take you more than a month to read some longer books, but by and large, if you’ll read 15 minutes a day, you’ll be able to finish a book a month.

By the end of the year, you’ll have read at least 12 books. By the end of 10 years, that will add up to 120 books! Just think, by setting aside just 15 minutes a day, you could easily read 120 books that could help you grow richer in all areas of your life. By doubling your daily reading time to just half an hour, you could read 25 books a year-that’s 250 books in 10 years.

That’s why one should not be sympathetic with people who say they don’t have the time to read and grow rich. That’s nonsense. They have the time. They’re just choosing to use their time doing something they value more than reading!


1 comment:

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