What reading taught me about living

The last few months I’ve been reading more than I have been writing. Which has never happened to me before. When I write reading, I don’t mean skimming through words online — I mean reading. Focused, consentrated and really taking in every word. That kind of reading.

When was the last time you really focused on just one thing?

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Reading in this way has also made me a better writer. I’ve realized that the fewer words I use to make the readers understand the purpose of what I am writing, the more powerful. I choose my words more carefully, and really take in every little word before spelling it out letter by letter on my laptop.

By just focusing on the this one thing I’m doing — I get more out of it.

That goes just as much for reading as it goes for life. I think we all should read more — and live, more.