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How I Read 3 or More Books Every Week! Try My Easy Reading Routine

If you want to be my friend, then you’ve got to be a reader.

I don’t trust people who don’t enjoy escaping into a delicious novel or learning new ideas in a self-development book. I even host monthly book clubs for my Life Editor Clubhouse and my Life Editor Academy groups.

But if you’re not reading as much as you want to, then try my easy reading routine that helps me read 3 or more books every week.

In today’s video, you’ll learn how to read more without getting overwhelmed.

The video transcript is below for your convenience.

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Video Transcript

If you want to be my friend, then you’ve got to be a reader.

Seriously, I don’t trust people who don’t enjoy escaping into a delicious novel or learning new ideas in a self-development book. I even host monthly book clubs for my Life Editor Clubhouse and my Life Editor Academy groups.

But if you’re not reading as much as you want to, then try my easy reading routine that helps me read 3 or more books every single week. Let’s go!

Hey there! I’m Sage Grayson, a former book editor turned life coach. I help ambitious career women edit their habits, routines, and mindsets to balance their happiness at work and home. I’m a Life Editor…and so are you!

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Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, and not just because I used to work in the publishing world. I spent most of my childhood holed up in my bedroom reading R. L Stine Fear Street books when I should have been doing my homework.

Reading is the best self-care activity because it calms you down, allows you to escape your everyday worries, and inspires you to follow your passions. Avid readers are also better problem solvers and have more robust vocabularies.

Despite all the amazing reasons why you should be reading, most people don’t read as much as they’d like to or at all because we get distracted by our phones, TV, our jobs, and our families.

Who has time to read when your kids are screaming at you and the dog needs a walk?

But if you truly want to read more and enjoy a little pocket of happiness in your life, then you’ve got to get rid of your excuses and make time to read.

If you have time to goof off on social media, then you have time to read.

Here’s how I read 3 or more books every week.

First, choose the number of books you want to read.

Keep it easy and start with one book per week and you can build up from there if your schedule allows.

For me, I read one self-development book, one novel, and one wild card like a business book or comic book. I like trying a little variety of genres and it prevents the content from getting muddled in my mind.

I also re-read many of the books in my personal library. Every time I go through a book again, I discover new tips I missed the last time or gain a deeper understanding of the content or character motivation.

What are your favorite books to re-read? Leave a comment below with the books you never get tired of.

Next, choose the number of days you have to complete the books.

I finish all my books in the 5 days of a typical workweek, Monday through Friday. That leaves my weekends free for family time and traveling.

But you might read for 7 days a week, or maybe just 2 days on the weekends if your schedule is really jam-packed.

When you have your number of days, then divide the books into the same number of sections.

For example, here I have the book The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin, which I recommend all the time. So I want to read this book in 5 days and there are 250 pages in this book. 250 divided by 5 is 50 pages per day.

Now I take sticky notes or page flags and mark off 50-page sections. Starting on Monday, I’ll read the first section of pages until I reach the next page flag. Then on Tuesday, I’ll read the second section until I reach the next page flag.

Basically, you’re making a reading plan that ensure you’ll read a little bit every day to reach your ultimate goal of completing the book in the number of days you have.

If you’re reading more than one book per week, simply read the next section in each book. So I’ll read section 1 from each book I’m reading on Monday. Then I’ll read section 2 from each book I’m reading on Tuesday, and so forth.

Using this page flag method makes reading a fun game where you can enjoy your books little by little each day without getting overwhelmed.

That’s it! This week, choose your books, label the sections, and stick to your daily quota!

What books are you reading next? Let me know in the comments.

If you want to read more and get support from other ambition women just like you, then please join the Life Editor Clubhouse and participate in our monthly book club. I’ll leave the link below this video.

Now get out there and get reading! Thanks for watching. I’ll see you soon.

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