Whatever daily reading and meditation you are doing – you are probably taking it too seriously.
As I have already said: This is how your daily reading should be done.
In short, it is that most readers need to slow down.
Stop making that which is supposed to be fun into a labor.
Because if reading, and writing, and friendship, and everything else, cannot be a simple joy – then what’s the point?
Over the past hundred and fifty years, it has become increasingly difficult to extricate reading from academic expectations; but I believe that such extrication is necessary. Education is and should be primarily about intellectual navigation, about—I scruple not to say it—skimming well, and reading carefully for information in order to upload content. Slow and patient reading, by contrast, properly belongs to our leisure hours.
-Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures Of Reading In An Age Of Distraction