Exposing yourself to unique points of view is a good way to spark constant curiosity and to stay open-minded.
Well-read people understand that there are always multiple ways to look at a problem and multiple lenses with which to view the world.
A good critical thinker has built up the habit of not jumping to conclusions, especially in the absence of data.
They only make a judgment once they’ve studied a topic in some depth and can justify their position with sound reasoning.
For example, creating a system; habit or ritual that promotes writing everyday is more effective than setting the goal of writing an essay a week.