How to Develop a Reading Habit

A good book can change your life.

You don’t have to read 50 books a year to get value.

Non-readers can build a reading habit.

Here is how.

Start small.

Three minutes a day is good. 

A single sentence is good. A paragraph even better.

Don’t make starting to read a big deal.

Start with what you have at home.

Make it the first thing you do in a day.

Read a book before you read your email or social media messages.

Read what you love first. It is ok if it a short story.

Read easy first, before moving to stuff that takes time to understand.

Start with summaries. Try Blinkist for this.

Don’t think you can read. Listen to books. Use Audible.

Pair with someone who likes to read. Read the same book. 

You can even make a game of it. Read at the same time, like you play multiplayer games.

Commit to recording your progress. 

Public sharing may help until you form a habit.

You can post on Twitter. “Today, I read two lines of INSERT THE NAME OF BOOK YOU’RE READING.”

When you start, don’t skip reading for two days in a row.

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