Although there are major benefits to reading books, it can still be hard to form a daily reading habit. Life can get busy (and sometimes downright hectic) and it's easy to let your reading habit slip to the wayside.
However, you don't have to read for hours at a time in order to have a good reading habit. In fact, it's pretty easy to fit a reading habit into your daily life! Think you haven’t got the time for it? Read on for a few tips to help you develop a daily reading habit!
1. Find your quiet reading place
Although finding complete serenity in this crazy world can be a challenge, it's important to have a quiet reading spot where you can spend just 10 to 15 minutes a day catching up on your book list. Hang a literary art print in your reading nook, fill it with books, and make sure you have a few of your favorite snacks close at hand!
Try to eliminate distractions by turning off your internet access, and silencing notifications on your phone. Listening to white noise while you read can also offer many benefits such as better concentration and the increased ability to retain information.
2. Always carry a book
You may not realize it, but you’ve probably got more than a few titbits of free time throughout your day that you can put towards reading a book. Read while in line at the bank, or waiting to pick up your kids from school, or while sitting at the carwash. These few minutes here and there will add up to serious reading time once the day is over.
These days, with entire libraries available on your e-reader or phone, it's easier than ever to always have a book with you. So, the next time you're in line waiting for something and are about to mindlessly start scrolling the internet, pull up your book instead!
3. Listen to audiobooks
Books can come in many amazing formats. Whether it's a wall poster made using the words of a famous classic book, an e-book on your phone, or an audiobook!
Audiobooks are one of the best, and most convenient approaches to reading. There are moments where you’re spending time waiting but you can’t really crack open a book. Audiobooks are an amazing alternative to this, and can be a lot of fun. You can listen to an audiobook on your morning jog, during your commute, or while running errands. Sometimes, depending on the narrator, audiobooks can be an even more immersive and enjoyable experience than simply reading a book.
4. Change up your genres
A great way to keep your reading experience fresh is to switch up the genre every time you finish a book. This can mean reading a sci-fi (like The War of the Worlds), trying an LGBTQ+ classic romance, or simply switching between fiction and non-fiction.
You can also read two different genres in tandem, like contemporary and classic, so that if you get bored with one you can always take a break with the other.
5. Create a daily family reading habit
If you have a family it’s probably pretty tough to get away for quality reading time by yourself. You can remedy this by finding books you can read together! Make it interactive by taking turns reading out loud and then discussing what you’ve read.
You can also reframe your reading habit as a bedtime activity. Reading at night to a partner or child can be a great way to unwind at the end of the day.
Do you read every day?
What are some of your tips and tricks for getting into your daily reading time?
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