What does TBR mean?

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What Does TBR Mean?

There are only 24 hours in a day and the task list you generate can assign them pretty fast. If you have a typical 9 to 5 job and have to juggle between your job and personal life then you know why it gets harder for you to find time for your reading habit.

Instead of adding more tasks to your task list, why don’t you add more time to the day? This is possible if you learn how to break your tasks into smaller ones. Plus, you can easily include them in your regular routine so that you can do them without spending additional time.

Learning something new in your job is the best way to break a task into smaller ones. Next time you get your task list generated ask your manager to also add a task called Read a book. It will not only make it easier for you to break a task into smaller ones but will also help you save time because you’ll be able to schedule it in your regular routine.

How To Create and Organize Your TBR List

As an avid reader I have always had a list of books I wanted to read. I found that when I would buy a book, in addition to the paper book I would also buy an e-book version to read on my smartphone or tablet. This way I was always prepared to read if I had a moment that I could sneak away.

So what exactly does TBR (To-Be-Read) list mean? It’s simply a list of books that you are planning on reading in the near future. The important part of a TBR list is that it should not be stagnant. Go through it and do some editing. If there is a book that you’ve been thinking about but you’re not quite as excited about it as once before, take it off the list and give it a new place it deserves in your heart.

Take a look at your current TBR list. Are you making headway? If so, great.

Are you looking at an insurmountable number of books you’re wanting to read? Depending on how many books on your list, there are some things you can do to help yourself.

Creating a TBR List

TBR stands for To Be Read. It's a list of all the books you want to read at some point in the future.

I find that in order to be successful with my reading goals, it's important to have a solid TBR list. I frequently find myself coming up with excuses as to why I can't start a book at that time. Because I have too many on my plate at once.

If I don’t have a list to refer to, I end up procrastinating, or even worse, I delete a book from my Kindle but don’t actually remove it from my TBR list.

With a list of books I’m interested in reading, I can start one or two books at a time, knowing that I can focus solely on those books without getting distracted by the other books I want to read.

How To Get Through Your Reading List And Have Fun Doing It?

I’ve read a lot of books on fitness and health. I’ve read a lot of books on pretty much every topic both inside and outside of fitness.

The problem that I’ve had for a long time is that I could never get through the books that I wanted to read.

I was too busy. Always too busy in the day. I never had enough time. So I kept buying more and more books and never got through them.

I’ve wasted so much money buying books that I’ve never read because of my inability to get them read.

The truth is I’ve never read a book that I’ve bought. I’ve thought about that for a while. I read some magazines and blogs here and there. But not one full book in the last 10 years. Yes, I’m ashamed of that.

So, I decided to make a change.

What NOT To Do…

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Our shape can affect how a person’s body fat measurement is taken as well. For example, a female with a pear-shaped frame tends to have more body fat around the hips and thighs than someone with an apple-shaped body, which has more body fat embedded around the middle.

An estimated body fat measurement must also be accompanied by the person’s measurements such as weight, height and waist and/or abdominal circumference in order to be even minimally accurate.