Let’s Discuss! How To Make Reading a Habit

I’m such an awful blogger! I want to come up with a story about my week being busy…but you know what? Every week is busy. And I need to realise that, and make an effort to carry on blogging regardless. It’s not that I don’t have the time, I just don’t have the time every day. So I need to start making use of the breaks I do get and writing blog posts to queue, and keep on top of this…because I don’t want to lose it.

In this discussion post, today we’re going to be talking about how to make a habit of reading. This might seem like a strange question, but I don’t think it is! Reading takes up a lot of time, and it can be hard to make a habit of it. Like I said above, I don’t have that much time and life is busy. I’m having to teach myself my own rules to be able to keep on track. So here’s some ways I think anyone can start reading often, and the ways I continue to read!

  1. Don’t overwhelm yourself! Start with short books and standalones. Trying to start a heavy, 7 book series is probably going to put you off reading.
  2. Read often. Reading every day is something I try to do as much as possible. I’d also recommend reading at the same time each day, as I think it definitely helps make reading a habit. I try to read every night before bed, as it relaxes me as well as making sure I get some reading time in!
  3. Read what you like. This may sound stupid but if you know what genre you’re going to enjoy, read something from that genre.
  4. Research. Continuing from above, make sure you read a book that has good reviews or has been recommended. It sounds like a common-sense thing, but giving a few reviews a read does make all the difference sometimes.
  5. Take a book everywhere. I mean, maybe don’t try and read while you’re driving! But do read other places. Read in your break at work/college. Read in a cafe. Read on the train. You never know when you might have a spare moment, and I find having a book with me all the time helps me get through them!
  6. Try audiobooks. See, audiobooks are something I actually haven’t tried, but talking to people about them made me feel like I should include them here. If there are times when you physically can’t read – like when you’re driving – maybe try listening instead!

So those are some of the tips I think will make you read more! Do you have any tips to share?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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