Reading books is becoming harder and harder.
Not many people read a book per week, unfortunately.
Nevertheless….we do read a lot nowadays.
Think about all the emails, text messages, and articles you are reading on a daily basis…
That’s a lot of reading!
But does this mean we are getting good at focusing?
Text messages and emails are usually not long.
What about articles? Well…it’s hard to focus from the beginning till the very end.
Imagine an online article…what do you see? Distraction!
When you read a blog, there are multiple CTA’s on that page that you can click on.
There are images, links to other articles, multiple browser tabs that are ready to be clicked….
It’s hard to focus when you read a blog.
This is very different when you read a book. There are no such distractions.
There might be a dog barking outside, but the book itself is not going to distract you.
That’s why you don’t want to get used to skimming text all the time.
Get yourself a book and see if you can focus for 30 minutes.
If you can’t do this, know that you’re not alone.
Fortunately, you can change this by minimalizing distractions and entering the flow of reading or any form of productive activity.