Reading is something a lot of people, including myself, like to do to relax. Unfortunately, most people don’t have enough hours in a day to fit in reading that book that’s been sitting on their nightstand for the past 4 months.
Luckily for you poor, unfortunate souls, Thomas Frank has some tips for you.
I know some of these are common sense tips when it comes to reading, but they’re not always ones we think about when you just feel like reading. I agree with making a habit of reading a specific time of day is a good way to start, if your schedule allows it. But it’s essential to make sure you’re in a place where you can focus on your book with minimal distractions.
I also believe it’s good to be comfortable – like sitting on a soft chair rather than a hard one. I personally like to have my feet up when I’m in the reading zone.
As for Thomas’ tip on setting up something that makes you personally or publicly accountable to someone to make sure you read, I like it to an extent. I prefer to set an amount of books I want to read and track my progress that way, and I use Goodreads for that.
Did you find these tips helpful? What are some of your reading habits?
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I used to read ALL the time, but now I hardly ever pick up a book for more than 5 minutes. I know I should try more but I just can’t seem to concentrate anymore. The only alternative I found is audiobooks. When I do my cross-stitching I can sit there and listen for hours to my favourite books…