Will you get through all the reading you have scheduled for this year? Are you ever interested in reading more, but don’t seem to have the time?
Reading has been found to have many advantages, including reduction of stress, enhancement of memory, extension of vocabulary, and increased attention and focus. Furthermore, it helps offer a break from the everyday routine of life.
Sadly, while many individuals wish to learn more, their timetables or inspiration do not allow for it. There are things you can do, though, to make time to develop your motivation to get back to picking up books from the stack that you have been accumulating.
Here are 10 ways that will benefit you if you’re curious how to read more, learn more, and develop faster:
1. Define your reading intent
Ask yourself, before you start reading, why you are reading this book. For two primary reasons: enjoyment or knowledge, most people learn.
Being concise and straightforward about the intention of reading not only allows you to delete books that you don’t need to read, it also reminds you why it’s important to you to read the book when you read it. It inspires you to keep reading and finish the book quicker.
2. Read Just What draws you to
It’s important to enjoy what you read, whether you are reading fiction or nonfiction books. You may recommend books your friends love, but those books may not actually be the ones you enjoy.
For the love of education, don’t read. Reading should not be another job to be crossed off on the to-do-list. If you have little interest in it, reading books that you think you can read or which you think are good for you will slow down the reading process.
Instead, find interesting books to read that stimulate your imagination and enthusiasm. You will find yourself reading these books more easily.
3. To skip pages, feel free to
You set your own rules when it comes to reading for personal enjoyment and knowledge. Don’t feel bad for pages being missed.
Skipping sites, in reality, is more effective. It lets you travel faster through dull or meaningless sections, and you’re not going to spend time reading anything that doesn’t support you.
4. Giving up books you don’t enjoy
You could have picked books associated with your intent. You could have picked books that you are drawn to. But when you read them, there may also be some books you’re not going to love reading.
Whenever you know that the book you are reading is not fun, give it up. Know, it should not be a hassle to read.
Giving up isn’t going to say you’re a quitter. Giving up books you don’t want to read really frees up your time for books you’d like to love.
5. Set a goal for reading
Having a reading goal
It lets you find out how much reading in a week or even a day you need to do.
My new reading target, for instance, is to read 100 books a year. As there are 52 weeks a year, I need to read at least 2 books per week. Having a reading purpose encourages me to schedule how much time I need to devote for reading each day and allows me to determine what details I need from each book.
Come armed for a list of reading targets, instead of dabbling in reading and trying to discover something useful for you. It lets you reflect on individual aspects of the book and learn knowledge that is beneficial to you while reading.
Leon Ho, CEO of Lifehack, reads a lot and his reading habits are going to inspire you to read more and understand more effectively:
6. To complete each book, give yourself a deadline
Tell yourself when you need to finish this book, before you read each book.
What I found curious is that I prefer to read books I borrow quicker from my local library than the books I borrowed. The explanation is that there is no due date for the books I purchased! I don’t have to return those books, so I can take as long as I like to. There’s little sense of urgency because you don’t set a deadline to finish your novel, because when anything isn’t urgent, you want to procrastinate and your book
7. Make reading a part of your routine daily
You will find and arrange time to do so if reading is important to you, no matter how busy you are. The everyday schedule avoids the hassle of making time for reading each day. Every day, allocating a set time to read eliminates procrastination.
8. Advance preparation of your reading list
Always have the next book available in order to maintain the reading momentum. Do not wait till all of your books have been finished, and then choose the right book to read. You’re going to spend needless time trying to search the next novel.
Prepare a reading list in advance, instead. List all of the books that you like to read, and include books that your friends and family recommend. Go to see what intrigues you at the nearest bookstores.
A list of recommended books suggested by bloggers can be found on their blogs as well.
9. Using your spare time
It is a nice idea to read in the morning before you starting your job or read at night as you wind down. You can not get swept up in the everyday distractions that disturb you at this point in time.
Try taking a book with you everywhere you go, though, if you want to increase your reading time. During the day, there will be intervals where you are free or standing in a queue. To catch up on your reading, use this time.
10. Find A Peaceful Place
Reading requires attention and focus. Find a peaceful spot where you feel relaxed, if possible.
Reading in a quiet atmosphere improves the understanding. External sounds will not confuse you and you will not have to reread past pages and passages to remember what you have just interpret.
Often, turn your cell off or throw it away. If required, shut your door. In one hour of concentrated reading, you read more than you did in three hours of distracted reading.