5 Ways to Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit

5 Ways to Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit

First, realize that reading habit is highly enjoyable if you have an excellent book. It will seem like a chore if you have a lousy book (or an extremely difficult one) and you are forcing yourself through it. If this happens for several days, consider abandoning the book and finding one you’ll love. Other than that, try these tips to cultivate a lifetime reading habit:

Set times

It would help if you had a few set times every day when you’ll read for at least 5-10 minutes. These are times you will read, no matter what triggers happen each day. For example, make it a habit to read during breakfast and lunch. If you also read every time, you’re sitting on the can, and when you go to bed, you now have four times a day when you read for 10 minutes each or 40 minutes a day. That’s an impressive start, and by itself would be an excellent daily reading habit.

Always carry a book

Wherever you go, take a book with you. When I leave the house, I always have my driver’s license, keys, and book at a minimum. The book stays with me in the car, and I take it into the office, two appointments, and pretty much everywhere I go unless I know I won’t be reading. If there is a time when you have to wait, whip out your book and read.

Make a list

Keep a list of all the outstanding books you want to read. You can keep this in your journal, in a pocket notebook, on your home page, on your wiki, wherever. Be sure to add to it whenever you hear about an excellent book, online or in person. Keep a running list and cross out the ones you read. Create a Gmail account for your book list and email the address whenever you hear about an excellent book. Now your inbox will be on your reading list. When you’ve read a book, file it under “Done”. You can even reply to the message with notes about the book, which will be in the same conversation thread, so now your Gmail account is your reading log.

Find a quiet place

Find a place in your home where you can sit in a comfortable chair and curl up with a wonderful book without interruptions. No television or computer should be near the chair to minimize distractions, and no music or noisy family members/roommates. If you don’t have a place like this, create one.

Reduce television/Internet

If you want to read more, try cutting back on TV or Internet consumption. This may be difficult for many people. Still, every minute you reduce the Internet/TV, you could use it for reading. This could create hours of book reading time.

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