Forming the Habit of Reading

You may not have opened the book for a long time. Maybe you can’t finish what you started. Perhaps you feel stuck because the world is so heavy that lifting it feels daunting. But since you landed on this article, I assume you want to change something. If you wish to include reading in your daily life, there is always time. One can have new beginnings and form new habits at any point in their lives.

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First, make a list of books you want to read. For example, you can create reading lists of books you’ve seen on the internet but never had the chance to read or a list of books you need to read to learn about a topic or area of ​​study that interests you. In addition to creating your lists, you can use lists created by others. Setting realistic goals is an excellent way to motivate yourself to read on. For example, you can set a goal to read a fixed number of books this year or read a certain number of pages each day and work to reach that goal. While reading, minimize distractions, like turning off your TV and putting turn your phone on silent while reading.

These tips will help you read more and develop a daily reading habit. Now get up and pick a book to read. I don’t know your lifestyle, but I know that most people have access to instant gratification apps like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook rather than reading. It’s hard to leave when you feel you might be missing out. It’s been very hard, and I’m the first to admit that I’m not doing as well as I would have liked. But I’ve learned to ditch the internet much better for reading time. And I hope you will also learn to give away instant pleasures to enjoy reading.