7 Effective Ways to Read More This Year

They say the one who reads, lives more than the one who doesn’t. So, how much are you actually living in this one lifetime? Have you lost touch from books, completely? Or are you in a complicated relationship with them? Or are you someone who keeps buying titles and never gets around to actually read them? Or are you a book-virgin?

No matter what category you fall into, these seven ways will definitely help you to build a bridge between you and your reading pile. Give them a try.

1. THROW YOUR PHONE IN THE OCEAN

It is now time to pay attention to your screen exposure. Start by reducing TV, Laptop, Instagram/Social Media time by 1 hour/day. Pick up a book instead. This will help you to clear your TBR pile which is putting on weight with the dust that is piling on in that corner.

2. SET UP A DAILY REMINDER

I think you’ll agree that we definitely need to stop scrolling through our social media feed and do something productive with that time. This reminder will help you when you’ve forgotten about everything that you promised yourself and have fallen deep into the reel whirlpool.

3. CARRY A BOOK AT ALL TIMES

It comes in handy when you find small breaks. This way you have a better alternative than your phone to ‘kill your time’. Also, it adds that mysterious layer to your otherwise bland personality. 😉

4. STOP TRYING TO READ THOSE PERFECT BOOKS

Struggling to read that ‘must-read’ book which you can brag about is the biggest hurdle you can overcome. Read whatever you truly enjoy and be proud about it. It can be the smuttiest book of all time or the corniest; own your taste, with pride!

5. PICK YOUR NEXT READ, EARLY!

Having another book ready even before you have finished the one you’re reading currently, saves a lot of time and prevents you to fall back into old ways. One way would be to choose the books which are a part of series instead of stand-alone titles.

6. TRY AUDIOBOOKS

Finding that cozy reading time sometimes ends up being a luxury which most of us with our busy schedule are not able to afford. If you’re also struggling to find that perfect time to sit and read in peace, then you must give audiobooks a try. That way you can read (listen) to your book even when doing laundry.

7. KEEP A READING LOG

Having a reading log and making sure to update and sharing the details goes a long way to feel proud of your new habit. It helps you visualize how far you’ve come. Goodreads account is a must!

Thus, you’ll be able to read more this year by incorporating some/all of these into your daily routine.

  • KEEP A READING LOG
  • TRY AUDIOBOOKS
  • PICK YOUR NEXT READ, EARLY!
  • STOP TRYING TO READ THOSE PERFECT BOOKS
  • CARRY A BOOK AT ALL TIMES
  • SET UP A DAILY REMINDER
  • (if nothing else works, then) THROW YOUR PHONE IN THE OCEAN 😉

13 responses to “7 Effective Ways to Read More This Year”

  1. 🙂 I do read ebooks. So, sorry, I am not going to throw my smartphone in the ocean.
    However, I do carry traditional books (those that are actually made of paper with me.
    If I were given the choice between watching the television or reading a book, I would choose to read a book every time.

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    • Well, as long as you are reading something, your phone can be spared 😉
      I love traditional books to read but most of the times e books end up being more economical.
      It is great that you can choose a book every time, I struggle sometimes especially with addictive K-dramas/Turkish dramas. They suck me in real fast.
      Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts, Renard! Highly appreciated.

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