Do you buy books but never read them?

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I buy a lot of books.

But I don’t read them.

It’s a thing. But I don’t want it to be a thing.

Why do I do this? Why do we do this?

Well, I can only speak for myself. I buy books that I believe will promise some relief or fun or insight that I’m excited about BUT the sitting down and reading and scheduling of reading on a consistent basis is something I have not committed to.

So, that’s the only issue. When I sit down to read, I don’t want to. I think all sorts of things like, “um should you be doing this? Don’t you have a million actual problems to solve? You can’t focus on one thing at a time, it’s just not something you’re good at.” and so on.

So, if I want to read more books,

  • it just has to be on my schedule

  • I have to respect my schedule

  • I have to have some words ready to combat my brain’s desire to not want to read

  • I have to see progress (“wow it’s working, I’m doing it!!”)

  • I have to stick with it even when I don’t want to in the moment

And if I want that to happen, I have to:

  • understand what I’m thinking

  • choose new thoughts

Then I get to happily have new results, like lots of books being read!!

Here’s a little roundup of books I want to have read:

https://www.abebooks.com/books/best-female-authors/index.shtml

Wish me luck!

Stephanie Sheldon