How To Get Yourself To Read Books

How To Get Yourself To Read Books

James Kirk
Author James Kirk
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How To Get Yourself To Read Books

Reading books can give your career a boost; the habit has been shown to reduce stress, boost brain functioning and even improve empathy. That’s not to mention the obvious benefits of all the information trapped in their pages. So here’s your guide to the proven upsides of reading books – and how to join the exclusive club of people who do it for at least an hour every single day.

Here are tips from avid readers, according to a BBC.com feature.

  1. Read because you want to: Read because you want to – and never allow it to become a chore. No amount of coercion or cajoling can make you a reader unless you want to, according to Cristina Chipurici, who discovered the joy of reading as opposed to forced reader, in her twenties.: Read because you want to – and never allow it to become a chore. No amount of coercion or cajoling can make you a reader unless you want to, according to Cristina Chipurici, who discovered the joy of reading as opposed to forced reader, in her twenties.
  2. Find a reading format that works for you: You don't have to love physical books. There are readers who swear by the tactile sensation of a printed book and the smell of paper and ink, but then there are those who revel in using a digital screen. Both formats are fine. Just choose the one you prefer.: You don't have to love physical books. There are readers who swear by the tactile sensation of a printed book and the smell of paper and ink, but then there are those who revel in using a digital screen. Both formats are fine. Just choose the one you prefer.
  3. Don’t set intimidating goals: Don't go by the feats of CEOs and voracious readers who read dozens of books each year, rising early or staying up late. Start small. Set yourself realistic goals.: Don't go by the feats of CEOs and voracious readers who read dozens of books each year, rising early or staying up late. Start small. Set yourself realistic goals.
  4. If you’re really struggling, try the “Rule of 50”: This rule of thumb will help you to decide when to give up on a book. This is especially beneficial to those above the age of 50 -- they have little time to waste on a bad book. If you’re either prone to ruthlessly abandoning a read at page four or slogging it out with giant tomes that you’ve grown to hate, the idea is to read 50 pages and then decide if the book interests you. If it doesn’t, give it up.: This rule of thumb will help you to decide when to give up on a book. This is especially beneficial to those above the age of 50 -- they have little time to waste on a bad book. If you’re either prone to ruthlessly abandoning a read at page four or slogging it out with giant tomes that you’ve grown to hate, the idea is to read 50 pages and then decide if the book interests you. If it doesn’t, give it up.

So there you have it. Resist the temptation to spend too much time on your phone, just browsing, or reading your email or social media feeds. Instead read books.

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