I shared the question last month of whether reading can be considered “work” or not, and I’m still a bit torn on the idea. I think that reading certainly generates benefits for my work, but I also don’t think that it’s the best use of my time during the day. It’s something I’ll continue to ponder.
In his book “Effortless“, Greg McKeown has no need to ponder; he absolutely considers it to be work. He says:
“Reading a book is among the most high-leverage activities on earth.”
Ultimately, I think it comes down to your role and your needs, but consistently taking time to read (whether it’s “work” or not) is likely to gain you some huge benefits.