Currently I have about 50 books (most of them e-books) that I would like to read. They cover a wide range of topics such as marketing, leadership, innovation, management, business strategy, etc. As a small business owner, I know these books would be of tremendous help to me. But one problem that I’ve noticed is that I tend to spend (or waste) too much time reading these books. Recently I decided to use a time log to check up on myself and found out that there are days when I only spend a total of 3 hours of real work. Most of my time was spent on reading (and getting a headache from all the eyestrain.) During one of my weekly reviews, I noticed that I tend to take on as little projects as possible, so I would be free to read my books. On a typical day, I would empty my inbox, do some next actions and cross them off, and then give myself permission to read “as a reward.” (Like I learned from Now Habit.) My GTD’s clean. But it has too few active actions on it. (Although someday/maybe is quite long.) I’m thinking of blocking out calendar time for reading, but I’m not sure if it’ll work. There’s so much that I’d like to learn I’m not sure if I could trim the list down to a more manageable size. Plus the bad thing about all this is my myopia is getting worse because of all the reading. How do you GTDers study anyway? Because this would definitely be more than a "To study" list. I would appreciate any comment/advice.
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how do you study using GTD?