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... if you have a good book.
If you have a lousy book (or an extremely difficult one) and you are forcing yourself through it, it will seem like a chore. If this happens for seve...
Have a few set times during every day when you’ll read for at least 5-10 minutes. These are times that you will read no matter what — triggers that happen each day.
Wherever you go, take a book with you, unless you know you definitely won’t be reading (like at a movie).
If there is a time when you have to wait (like at a doctor’s office or a...
Find or create a place in your home where you can comfortably sit with a good book without interruptions.
There should be no television or computer near the chair to minimize dis...
If you have children, you must read to them.
Creating the reading habit in your kids is the best way to ensure they’ll be readers when they grow up … and it will help them to be ...
Go is a discount book store and drop off all your old books and get some discount on used books you find in the store.
It is very fun to browse through the new books people have donated. Make...
Find books that really grip you and keep you going. Even if they aren’t literary masterpieces, they make you want to read — and that’s the goal here.
After you have cultivated the re...
Make your reading time your favorite time of day.
Have some good tea or coffee while you read, or another kind of treat. Get into a comfortable chair with a good blanket. Read du...
One of the best ways to form a habit is to put it on your blog.
If you don’t have one, create one. It’s free. Have your family go there and give you book suggestions and comment ...
Tell yourself that you want to read 50 books this year (or some other number like that). Then set about trying to accomplish it.
Just be sure you’re still enjoying the reading th...
If you turn off the TV or the Internet in the evening, you could have a set hour (perhaps just after dinner) when you and maybe all the members of your family read each night.
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It’s important to have a deep willingness to read and grow in the process. Approach reading as a fun, enjoya...
Start off by setting a goal. This goal should be articulate and backed up with a purpose.
For some, it could be a goal of reading 24 books in a year. Once you’re done placing a target figure to your reading goal, then divide them into smaller goals.
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Your rest is the most important thing you can do for your mind.
Our best way to rest is to sleep at night. During the key hours of rejuvenation, our mind gets ...
The endorphins that you get as a result of exercising work wonders for your mind. Researchers have shown that exercising improves overall brain function, long-term memory, and information processing skills.
Ask your mind to remember things that you would not ordinarily try to.
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Your behavior defaults to what is most convenient.
For example, if there is junk food in your fridge, you’re probably going to eat it. However, if there is junk food sitting right o...
To get better results in life you need to learn constantly. And the best way to learn is to read effectively and a lot.
A new idea, outlook on life, mental model, is all it takes for something to click inside your brain.
Your brain will start making connections between books that seemed to be on different topics. The more you read, the more links you form and the richer your understanding becomes.
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Is a naturally occurring hormone controlled by light exposure that helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle.
Your brain secretes more melatonin when it’s dark, making you sleepy, and less when it’s light, making you more alert.
However, many aspects of modern life can alter your body’s production of melatonin and shift your circadian rhythm
During the day:
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General tiredness affects the majority of people.
Here are a few basic ideas to have all-day energy:
It is imperative to sleep 7 to 9 hours for most adults.
An alarm clock or phone alarm can interfere with the body's sleep cycle to wake us up before a cycle is completed. It is healthier to sleep while not being simulated and wake up naturally.
Apart from rest, it is crucial to have a daily exercise routine and get some sun exposure regularly.
Human beings are designed to move and be in the sun, trekking and toiling for hours. If you are feeling tired, walking outside in nature and getting some sun will help.
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One of the biggest obstacles to reading books we enjoy is that we think we should read books even if we don’t enjoy them—specifically, the idea that if we start a book, we must fi...
For a weight-loss hack, it goes like this: As soon as you order a meal at a restaurant, ask immediately that half of it be put in a to-go box once it’s ready and only the other half served to you. It’s basically a stricter version of portion control.
We can apply the same technique to get ourselves to read more.
Instead of 2 hours of Netflix each night, cutting it in half would still give you the satisfaction of watching Netflix in the evenings but also free up time to read as well.
Preview the book in order to vet whether or not it’s worth investing your time in.
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90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by your environment. Thus, most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice.
To make smarter choices, design smarter...
Design your life like a choice architect:
“First, never underestimate the power of inertia. Second, that power can be harnessed.”
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