I have written about the benefit of having a reading buddy before. But never in the context of helping you focus when you are reading alone. It doesn’t seem like it would make any difference. But it does. Just like exercising helps you focus on other tasks hours after you have finished exercising. Or eating healthy helps you concentrate, make better decisions, or simply be in a better mood.
Strategy #5: Meet regularly with someone (or a small group of people)
Discussing what you’re reading will help you focus while you’re reading. Why? Here are a couple reasons:
You won’t want to come unprepared.
Ok…let’s just get it out in the open. If you know you are going to be discussing something with someone, you’ll want to have something to say. Showing up without doing the reading – or doing the reading but not having anything to say – is a bit of a hit to the ego. Obviously, ego isn’t – or shouldn’t be – our primary motivator, but it is one motivator. [Read more…] about Help For The Wandering Mind: Strategy #5