Reading is a great new habit to form, as it can lead to lots of wonderful growth, both on a personal level and on a professional level.
Reading can provide you with insight and information. It can help you learn and refine new skills. Reading can take you on a mental adventure and provide you with a stress-relieving escape. Reading can even help you delve into yourself, promoting greater self-discovery and personal development.
The benefits of reading are many and varied. In fact, it’s a wonderful new habit to form, no matter your profession, age or lifestyle.
So how do you go about actually forming a new habit of reading and finding time in your busy schedule? Consider these tips for reading more and finding a greater benefit from your next read.
Read something each and every day. You don’t need to spend hours with your nose in a book; even just a few minutes a day can bring benefits by keeping your mind active and healthy. Consistently reading something daily can go a long way toward helping you to form a new positive habit.
Read Whenever the Opportunity Arises. Take the opportunity to read whenever possible. Many truly believe that they don’t have time to read, but this isn’t true. There are many opportunities throughout the day when you can get in some reading! Read while waiting in line at the supermarket or while sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Read while eating your lunch. Pull out a book while you’re waiting for your meeting to begin. Read while you’re on the train to work. Life is filled with opportunities for reading, so keep a book in your purse or better yet, download a Kindle app onto your phone so you can access ebooks on your device.
Discover Audio Books. Audio books offer a great alternative for those who enjoy reading, but can’t seem to find the time. Audio books are perfect for while you’re cooking, driving, exercising or showering. They give you something to occupy your mind and they provide you with an opportunity to learn something new (or simply enjoy the entertainment) when you’re active and on the go.
Find a book that really, truly interests you. Many assume that you need to read non-fiction, instructional or purely informative books in order to gain some sort of benefit. But the reality is that even a light novel can provide you with valuable insights, while simultaneously providing you with an effective outlet for escape and stress relief.
Don’t forget to check out Rosemary’s recent article for some helpful tips and tricks for forming new positive habits.
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