You Start Books and Never Finish Them. This Is What You Should Do
If reading a certain book is beginning to feel like a burden to you, you are free to let go. The reason can be any, but it is no use wasting your time in a book that isn't speaking to you.
Letting go of a book provides closure and unburdens your mind.
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Due to unlimited distractions, shorter attention spans and increased boredom, we aren't finishing the books we start to read. Our impulsive and fickle nature is also to blame.
The mind needs variety and diverse types of stimuli at different times. Reading several books at once, of different genres is a smart way to be able to cater to the mind's different needs at different times. It is also a good idea to not have more than a few books in your current reading list. The recommended number is 3.
Books have context and their words can work better when a certain book has the right time and place. Choosing the right book at the right time is a great way to ensure it is finished. This can also work as a cue for us to pick up a certain book at a specific time or place.
It also helps to remove any distractions from your reading place, to make reading easy and accessible. Having your phone or TV around you isn't going to help you read.
Planning out and putting your reading time in a calendar can help you read regularly. Find out at what time of the day you have 15 to 30 minutes and develop a routine to read at that time.
If you can muster 30 minutes daily for reading, it can be extremely beneficial in the long run. With perseverance, you can build a great reading habit.
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The real cause of reading too few books is that you don't enjoy it enough.
Don't feel compelled to finish a book that has become boring, predictable or unhelpful. Start a new one. You can have many books through various states of completion. Some won't be finished, and that's okay. Reading less is worse than having a few go unfinished.
An obstacle to your reading habit is not having enough interesting books waiting to be read.
Create a list of potentially good books. If you have a Kindle or eReader, get samples of any book you might want to read — Source your wishlist from suggestions from other writers and authors. When someone recommends a book on a blog or tweet, add it to your wishlist.
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Unless you schedule reading time in your busy day, you may not be able to squeeze it anywhere between all of the other tasks already crowding the calendar.
Carrying a book with you at all times is a great trick to start reading more habitually.
You will find that there are a lot of times where you can read a chapter or two, such as instead of staring at your computer screen or checking your email for the 15th time.
Do a bit of research if you don’t know where to start or if your previous choices of authors have been uninspiring.
Create a list with exciting books and stories – just don’t overdo it. Anything beyond 20 books for an entire year could be too overwhelming if you’re just getting started as a dedicated reader.
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Taking a cue from Bruce Lee’s famous quote ‘Be Water’, we must adopt a water mindset and adapt to our body and physiology: our best hour of the day could be any hour of the day, as long as it is according to you. Give yourself the best hour of the day.
All of us cannot wake up and join the 5 AM Club as our bodies are different and each morning isn’t the same.