How To Build A Daily Reading Habit
How often do you find yourself wanting to read more frequently?
You know, reading articles, books, and anything else that could enable you to reach your true potential.
But no matter how hard you try to maintain a consistent reading habit, you end up slipping back into the old habits that you desperately want to escape.
We all know that reading can be an excellent opportunity to improve our lives by learning valuable knowledge from some of the greatest minds on earth.
So below are several strategies to incorporate reading into your daily life. Each one of them allowed me to read more books, enjoy reading, and create a daily habit that I’ve been practicing for months. I hope they do the same for you, too.
Listen To Audiobooks.
One of the biggest reasons that people say they’re unable to read books is due to a lack of time in their busy schedules. For example, you may have to drop your kids off at school, work the entire day, and then come home during the evening to take care of your family.
I’m empathetic to the fact that in the modern age, it’s difficult for people to sit down & spend hours reading a book. This is why audiobooks are an excellent alternative for anyone wishing to build a daily reading habit.
Over the past few months, I’ve listened to books during my commute on the train, sitting at the airport, and pretty much anywhere else I visit regularly. As a result, I’m able to read a book each week due it playing in the background of my daily life.
So instead of listening to music or watching endless YouTube videos, consider replacing a portion of that time with audiobooks so you can finally implement a daily reading habit with minimal effort.
Get A Local Library Card.
If you want to read books without spending a cent, utilizing your local library is a great way to make it happen.
While living in Australia, I always enjoyed borrowing new books and reading them during the evening as a method of relaxing at the end of a long day.
At the time, I didn’t have a large budget for buying books as I was trying to make it as an entrepreneur. However, I was still incredibly determined to read more frequently so I could learn from the greatest minds in the world.
If you’re looking to build a reading habit without hurting your bank account, borrowing from the local library is often an incredible way of making it happen.
Download Books To Your Phone.
Reading books on your phone can be one of the most convenient ways to read more frequently.
If you’re anything like me, you have a tendency to use your phone whenever you get bored. Whether it’s in the bathroom, on the train, or anywhere else, we spend loads of time each day being entertained by the little devices in our pocket.
But instead of wasting time for the sole purpose of avoiding boredom, you can easily use these moments scattered throughout the day to create a reading habit. For example, reading for 10 minutes during your commute, sitting at the airport gate before a flight, or while waiting for your dinner to finish cooking.
Remember: Building a daily reading habit doesn’t have to be difficult. Because if you’re willing to prioritize learning instead of entertainment, reading more books will quickly become a natural part of your daily routine.