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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 experience transform you, give you new perspectives, see things from fresh eyes
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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.
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.
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...
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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