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Reading is a superpower. It opens up a world of knowledge, imagination and helps keep our minds active and sharp. Developing a reading habit can be life-changing, but it can also be challenging to make it a part of our daily routine…This year we are changing that!
The key to success is to make reading a fun and enjoyable activity, rather than a chore. Here are some tips to help you make reading a daily habit and unlock the endless benefits of this powerful habit.
1 - Set a specific time each day to read. Whether it's before bed, during your lunch break, or in the morning, make sure you set aside a dedicated time to read each day.
2 - Start with small goals. If you're not used to reading regularly, it can be overwhelming to try to read for hours at a time. Start with just a few pages or a chapter a day and gradually increase your reading time.
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3 - Find reading material that interests you. One of the best ways to make reading a habit is to find books, articles, or magazines that you're genuinely interested in. There are many genres, so you can find something you love.
4- Make it a priority. Like any habit, reading takes effort and commitment. Make sure you prioritize reading and make it a non-negotiable part of your daily routine.
5 - Keep reading material with you. Always carrying a book or magazine with you can make it easy to read whenever you have a spare moment, such as when you're waiting in line or on public transportation.
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6 - Try audiobooks or e-books. These formats make it easy to read on-the-go, and they can be a great alternative to traditional print books if you have a busy lifestyle.
7 - Track your progress. Keeping a reading log can be a good way to track your progress and stay motivated.
8 - Read everyday. Consistency is key. No matter how busy you are, make sure to read something everyday. It could be a chapter, a few pages or even a paragraph, but make sure you read everyday.
Use these tips and start today! Pick up a book and discover the joy of reading. Let us know below which book you are starting the new year with!