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Tie your new reading habit to different triggers throughout your day. For me, that has been 1) reading after I stretch and meditate, first thing in the morning, 2) reading when I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and 3) reading as I go to bed. That’s five triggers a day, and at four pages per sess...

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Don’t look at reading books like a chore that you have to rush through to get to more urgent things. If you do, you’ll stop reading. Instead, look at the reading sessions as a treat, a spa break in the rush of your day. Let yourself become immersed in the world of the book, and let the new exper...

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This is a corollary of the item above, but try to choose books that sound delicious to you. If you’re bored with a book after a few days (give it a chance), drop it. There’s no virtue in plodding through a book you dislike. It’ll just turn you off from reading.

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Wherever you go, bring your book. I recently read a lot when I was waiting by my dad’s side at the hospital, but I also find times when I’m on a train, in a waiting room, or in line, and those are golden opportunities to read. I should note that I’m now reading paper books, because I find it a be...

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It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: close your devices when you read. Their notifications and such will just distract you. If you have to, put your phone and laptop in a different room, in a closet, under the piles of stuff you’ve been wanting to declutter.

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