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Using the excuse that there’s not enough time in the day to read a book isn’t a valid excuse. If reading was something important to you, like let’s say feeding your family dinner, you’d make time to do that, right?! Well, I hope you say yes to that question. Today I’m sharing a few tips about how to nurture reading habit for adults so they can start reading more often.
Reality is that many adults enjoy reading but get so caught up in their everyday responsibilities that they neglect to make time to read. It happens to me as well. I could read series of books when I was young. I also read so many blog articles when I started homeschooling children. However, I found myself reading less and less nowadays. I know that reading is very important for my mental, but it is always difficult to start. Thus, I try to apply these tips below to help me reading more books.
How to nurture reading habit for adults
Read What You Love
Stop reading books just because you think you have to. When we get older we tend to only make time to read books that we should be reading. This means we make time for books that help us with a current problem in our life instead of reading for fun. Stop with this habit and only read what you love.
Schedule Reading Time
Just like you use a planner to keep track of your daily chores, you must start scheduling reading time into your planner. Be sure to jot down a specific day of the week or time for reading on a regular basis so that you don’t neglect this important area of life. This will allow reading to become a priority. For this purpose, I created a reading bucket list available in the personal interest journal in the Ultimate Lifetime Planner membership
Always Have a Book
Keep a book or two on hand at all times so that you can read during waiting times at the doctor’s office or during an event that doesn’t require your attention. You can even carry a book around in your purse so that you can pull it out while riding in a vehicle on the way somewhere.
Browse Some Book Reviews
Like watching movies (for me), reading good books will make your time worthier. To get more information about good books in general, you can visit some online book reviews. I have an Amazon store page contains books and tools I would like to recommend based on my readings and knowledge you might need to check out. Click the image below to visit:
Read with Kids
Designate a specific hour or two of every day as a family reading time. This is when everyone in the family must sit down in a comfy spot with a book and be silent for one to two hours as they enjoy reading one of their favorite books.
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Visit Book Stores
There are many used bookstores that offer hefty discounts on books. Whether you shop online or at a local brick and mortar book store, it’s important that you visit bookstores as often as possible to pick up new books that you’ll love to read.
There you have it a handful of ways you can start reading more. Reading on a regular basis encourages language development, relaxation, and imagination even in adults. So what are you waiting for? I invite you to make a commitment to start reading more this year! Create your book list and journal.
My 2019 Book List
Want to read with me? Here is my list
To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous LoveGetting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free ProductivityHe’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In HimselfHands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary MenDesperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to BreatheSay Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for LifeDo It Scared: Charge Forward With Confidence, Conquer Resistance, and Break Through Your Limitations.168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You ThinkEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of LessWhat a Son Needs from His Mom
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2019 Reading List . I have never created a yearly reading list for myself. I might be not confident whether I could stick on it or not. This is my first reading list, for honest! I will start with 12 books first. Hope I can stick with it. I HAVE TO. I am blocking my morning for 30 minutes reading so far. I will read while kids are learning. Do you have a reading list? Would you share your experience and planning in reading?