How to Make Time for Reading

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Have you ever wondered how the busiest and most successful people find the time to read? It seems like an impossible feat given the sheer amount of responsibilities they must have. But it seems that these brilliant minds understand the value of reading more than many others. If you want to experience the benefits of reading more, you have to devote more time doing it. Here are some ideas on how to find the time to read regardless of how busy you get.

Surround yourself with books

Borrow, buy, or swap books. You can borrow a wide array of books from the public library. Or you can buy pre-loved titles or swap books with friends. Whatever it is that you choose to do, make sure that you have plenty of reading materials around. This makes it easier to pick up a book and read every chance you get. Reading does not have to be an expensive hobby.

Pick books you like

You do not have to feel pressured into reading highly-acclaimed titles. Start by reading for pleasure. This means picking books that you actually like and not the ones others say you should read. The more you enjoy what you read, the more you will likely develop a desire to read more.

Devote some time for it

You will never be able to get some reading done unless you devote a chunk of your precious time for it. You have to be prepared to give up doing certain things to give yourself time to read. Reduce the time you spend watching the news on TV or browsing the Internet. You can also use whatever downtime you have to read a few pages of a book.

Read at least one chapter before going to bed

You can either start or end your day with a book. Commit to reading a few pages or at least one chapter every day. You might be surprised as to how many books you can finish in a year if you keep doing this. The trick is to set a goal when you want to get some reading done.

Challenge yourself

Participate in a book challenge. Ask a friend to do this with you or you can join a book club where they commit to reading a certain number of books at a given time. With a firm goal in mind, you should be able to accomplish more reading than you used to.