I feel like 5-10 hours of reading and 10-15 hours of writing feels like goals for someone who do take both very seriously. If the rest of my time is taken up with calls and life, I think I can make use of the other times to enhance my superpower.
I wrote the above in the beginning of the year to prove to myself I wanted to take writing and reading seriously. It’s been about two weeks since the post and I don’t think I’ve done as much as that.
It’s a lesson in any goal worth doing requires sacrifices and tracking.
My mornings are the time I have for myself. Becky and I go on walks around 9am, and so if I wake up at 5AM, it gives me around 20 hours of time to read and write along with a morning workout.
That’s the ideal situation, most mornings I’ve been up at 6 AM instead of 5 AM. But whether or not I keep to my ideal scenario, if I can do at least 90 minutes of writing and an hour of reading per day, that’s 10.5 hours of writing and 7 hours of reading. It puts me in the ball park.
The question is the ratio of time allotted to writing or reading. That’s something that may change week to week, because good reading will inspire good writing, and depending on the amount of inspiration some weeks may be more writing than others.
In any case, it’s a daily habit I want to track as best as I can: 2.5 hours a day of doing what I think is critical to my life and work.