Implementation intention for reading - Deepstash

Implementation intention for reading

The biggest problem with reading is the starting point, actually starting to read - we buy tons on books for "later" and we never read them.

By physically scheduling a time and place for starting to read, you're setting an appoint to do so. And we tend to respect our appointments.

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MORE IDEAS FROM How To Read A Book A Week - 3 PROVEN Tricks

Tell yourself that after every chapter you read, you are going to reward yourself with the next episode of the show you like.

After doing so for a while, you will start to actually like reading, because your brain will associate it with something pleasant.

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Read your way to success

85 % of millionaires read at least two books per months.

So, as cliche as it sounds, people who read, succeed.

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One of the main reasons we start reading books and never finish them is the fact that those books seem too big and intimidating.

When you break down a book and measure your progress by its chapters, your brain will no longer see it as a huge obstacle you have to overcome.

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  • Implementation intention: this basically means setting an appointment to read.
  • Chunking: It means to break down a big task (your book) into smaller, manageable parts.
  • Temptation bundling: it happens when we associate a tasks we dislike with something we enjoy.

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