Kyle Seth Gray

Kyle Seth Gray's blog. Usually writing about tech, personal experience, but now leaning more towards health and fitness.

New Years resolution

New Years resolutions, it seems lately, have become tasks that are near impossible, difficult, and something that requires a lot of time or money. People want to lose a certain amount of weight or stop an addictive habit. They’ll continue for the first month, like the hundreds that swarm a gym throughout January, and then teeter off through the rest of the year

Some see New Years resolutions as never obtained, whimsical things. My personal goal now this year is simple: I want to read more.

In the past six months, I’ve been stuck on a single book, reading it on and off throughout my schooling months. Instead of focusing on it, I’ve always found other distractions, like Netflix, but I’ve tried to shake those kind of habits and into something more educational and beneficiary in my opinion.

I’m not sure what amount of books would be a reasonable goal, but maybe something like 2 or 3 a month. The hardest part is finding books that interest me. But I found a fun little “how to read” snippet that says:

If you aren’t enjoying a book or learning something from it, stop reading it immediately. (Flinging it across the room helps give closure.)

With the amount of books out there, there’s no time to read a book that isn’t interesting or fun for you to read. And that’s my goal: to stick to books that are fun, and read more than I have before in a year.

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