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The two reasons why we don't read

The two reasons why we don't read

1. We don't enjoy the book that we're reading

2. We don't have enough time for reading the book

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Solving the second problem

How can I actually find the time to read?

The key is to read for a short amount of time, like 5 or 10 minutes a day. 

so find some minutes in your day when you are completely free and you can only read.

It’s better to read everyday for 5 minutes than an hour for few days.

You must strive for consistency, not for quantity.

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Some genres to try out

1. Novels: Thrillers, romantic, adventure, fantasy etc.

2. Poetry

3. Every topic you are interested of: psychology, nature, space etc.

4. Self-help books

5. Biography books

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plato

"Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. "

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Solving the first problem

The tip is to read all different kinds of books and genres until you find what you truly enjoy. 

TIP: don't be scared to abandon a book that you are not enjoying. You should finish a book because you like it, because you enjoy it. That’s the point.

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Hey, these ideas are from one of my articles on Medium! 

Check the article if you want more insights :)

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Reading for pure enjoyment has been on a sad decline for a while now, with reports saying 24% of Americans haven’t read at all for pleasure this last year.

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But with over a million books being published each year, the undeniable fact is: we need to find more time to read.

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If you want to build a stronger reading habit, start by making the commitment to quit more bad books.

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The next Oprah

While everyone would want to be the next Oprah, the place is already taken.

The right approach is being yourself, or a better, refined version of yourself, to the 'smallest viable audience', and then see the organic growth.

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