When we read, we go through the experiences of other people and understand the thoughts of other people.Just 2 simple ways you can increase your reading habits 1. Keep Reading books whenever you get time In 2012, my commute to office used to take me somewhere between 30 to 45 min one way. So, it gave me about 90 min of reading time daily. Initially, I started reading about 5-8 pages then I read about 10-15 pages each day during my commute. I used to read in the morning time when my mind was fresh on my way to the office and used to meditate on my way back. When I started finishing the books during my commute, my interest in reading books increased and I started to realize that, I have gained one book more experience than I wouldn’t have gained if I wouldn’t have read the book. I started buying more books and I need to find more shelves in the home to stack the books. Then came along my favorite gadget Kindle Reader. I was so happy and was hooked to it. I started enjoying reading on Kindle every day as it was lightweight to carry to the office, no storage requirement and I could choose whatever books I bought based on my liking and mood. I also started reading the books to kids as their bedtime stories. Kids were also hooked to my reading books to them and it helped them go to bed early. They enjoyed it thoroughly. Once they go to bed, I continued reading further and started reading more. Buy any books on the Kindle Store in the area of your interest and simply start reading. Carry your Kindle Reader everywhere you go. On the way to Office, on vacations, bedtime reading. Commit yourself to read at least 10 pages a day. The more you start reading your reading speed will also increase. Comprehend each book. Try to remember what you read and reflect on it while you sit for meditation and try to implement the things in your own life if you are into self-development. Create discussion groups and exchange thoughts with friends. This would increase your knowledge and experience and will help you to improve self-confidence. Choose the book based on your interest and finish it to the end. Start small and stick to it.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go”. ~ Dr. Seuss2. Keep listening books on Audible: The second best way to read the book is to listen. Yes, Audible is my favorite everyday app. I have taken membership which I pay roughly around $14 every month. The credit gets added to my audible account, and I purchase the book I liked and wished to listen. Mainly, I evaluate what the current situation is and what are my needs. Just ask your self and you will get the answer which kind of book you would want to buy. From what kind of experience you would want to learn. Just believe in your intuition and your first gut feeling and go ahead and buy the book. Also, read the reviews of the book before purchasing. Sometimes, the book may not turn out good for your experience, but everyday mediation would come in handy to choose the book. Rely on your gut and go for it. You would be happy that you bought the audiobook. I started listening to the book when I started to do my workouts. I go to gym 3-4 times a week for running during cold winter days in Stockholm. Initially, it was really hard to listen while running and working out. Then it became a habit. I started completing a single book (4-6 hrs read time) within a week. If I liked the book and feel like want to go through again, I started to re-listen to them two-three times in the span of the next 2 weeks. I also started bookmarking and coming back to it re-listen. I learned so much from the books than anything else. Now, listening to book habit rooted in me that it helped me to build the habit of running for 3-4 times a week. More about physical fitness habits later. Let me know what are your habits of reading books, how you built and share your favorite book.
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