6 Ways to Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit
This one is for those who wish to develop a reading habit and are unable to do so for various reasons. Also, this article will give ideas to those who do like reading but are somehow not able to turn into a habit. Know that books will be your companion for life. We give you some of the ways in which you can cultivate a lifetime reading habit.
1. Start reading
One of the most important and the most difficult parts of cultivating a reading habit is to get started. People keep postponing it in search of a ‘good’ book or due to lack of spare time, etc. It is extremely important that you let go of all the excuses, just pick up something, and simply start reading. That’s the first and the most crucial step. Do not procrastinate and get into action!
2. Set aside some time for reading
Initially, you may need to make time for reading from your busy schedule. You can either read a book while you are having your meal or when you come home from work, etc. Another way of doing this is to just fix the number of minutes/hours that you daily want to spend on reading. Try to ensure that you stick to what you have decided. With time, you would not need to set aside time for reading and it will start coming naturally to you. You will start craving for a book everyday and it will soon become a habit.
3. Do not judge a book by its cover
Many a times people who like reading do not read a book simply because the cover does not appeal to them or because the blurb does not seem interesting enough. Remember that a book can always surprise you if you start reading it. Initially, when you have just started reading books, try to be unbiased and give a book a chance.