Books are just, amazing. They give us a look into so much more perspectives, thoughts and ideas to ponder upon and reflect (and enjoy). 💚
Although I was always the kind of person who would read books, it was only about an year back when I started reading books effectively.
Earlier, I would just read them, understand the plot, and move on. After making a few changes in my reading method and routine, I’m now able to really dive into the story (or the idea) and also read so much more books at the same time.
- If you don’t seem to like the book, close it and move on: Alot of people get this guilt of having to stop reading a book, once they start one, even if they don’t like it (it is probably an idea that our education system taught us). If you don’t seem to like a book or enjoy it, treat it as you would with any YouTube video; close that book, find a new book, and move on. 🚶
- Take notes: This might be a little hard on for casual readers, but it is definitely effective. Especially if you are reading non-fiction books, try to make notes for the main ideas and thoughts in the book, so that you could highlight the idea into your mind too. For Kindle Readers, this is really easy to do too. (Try it out!) 📝
- Listen to Audiobooks: Many of us live the busy-wagon lives with infinite tasks in our to-do lists. Try out audiobooks. They are the best ways you could effectively listen to a book when you are commuting, working, etc. (Though, I suggest doing this mainly for ficiton books only) 🔊
- Find time to read: Always try to find time to read a book. Be it an hour, 30 minutes, or even 5 minutes! Creating a routine where you find time to read a book, effectively makes your beautiful mind committed to new ideas and thoughts. (I personally suggest reading atleast for 5 minutes before you sleep. This way you could avoid looking at bluescreen before you sleep too!) 🕰
- Try out new genres: Many of us stay put on reading books of a particular genre (Self-Help, Literary Fiction, and so on). Try to get out of your comfort-zone and read a book of a totally different genre.
I’ll end this blog by this beautiful quote I read today from the book “The War of Art” By Steven Pressfield ✨:
"Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance."
- Passed my Road Test! 🚗
- Attended the BitCamp Hackathon 🏕
- Cryptics Quiz 🗯
- Practiced SVM Models 🖥
- Studied Data Structures and Algorithms 📝
- Planned out the week 🗓
- Half way through the Audiobook “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” By Douglas Adams (Love it!) 🔊
- Dedicate the day (week also) for Test - 2 📚
- Practice Linear Regression 🗃
- Read a Paper on ANPR 📃
- Practice using more sklearn functions 💻