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How to get BACK to Reading.

I needed to break the hiatus that was rapidly building in my reading.

I was struggling to complete a book! I mean, just one book!

I tried reading several books but stopped after the first few chapters for most of them; I could tell I was struggling. After weeks of hoping and waiting for this phase to end with me falling right back in love with my books, I decided to try something different.

I settled for something that checked all the boxes on the list below .

  1. Read something light – no pressure.

  2. Read something you like/love

  3. Read for 15 mins daily.

Read something light – no pressure: This was to break the ice. My default books are non-fiction books on business, entrepreneurship, self-development and emotional intelligence as they almost always leave me with things I could adopt right away. This time, I decided to try something else… I decided to read a novel. The books that endeared me to reading when I was a kid. The kind of books that leave you light, smiling to yourself and/or reading for hours without feeling like it’s some sort of work.

Read something you like/love: I like a lot of my non-fiction books as this site will show you, but right now, I needed to check out other genres that I loved and which also checked the first box – Something light – no pressure. I remember reading so many novels as a child and teenager, and I’ve had a couple of them on my shelf which I bought but didn’t read (they don’t solve as much problems as the non-fictions do; and I didn’t have all the time in the world – my thoughts).

Read for 15 mins daily: I mentioned this in my post about ‘How to read more’. This didn’t work alone this time as I started reading different books but couldn’t sustain the momentum enough to finish any particular book, which is why checking all 3 boxes was essential.

PS: I read my novel in 2 days.

I have finally completed a book and broken my streak. smiles

Sidney Sheldon’s “Are You afraid of the dark” did the trick.

I hope I’m back! And if I’m not, we check those boxes again and again 😊👍🏽

Get back to reading guys.

Cheers!

Tosan A.

6 thoughts on “How to get BACK to Reading.

  1. Thanks So Much ma!

    You are very right ma.most especially number two and three are very powerful points.

    Reading at least 15minutes daily, and it is exactly what you really like, it will speeding one’s reading appetite.

    Thanks so much ma

  2. Thank you for these steps, I will try it and see if I get my groove back, the problem for me is I start and dont finish. I drop it and pick up something else. Kai, I think this is what I need. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Reading what we like/love puts us in the mood to reading more. I remember waking up in the middle of the night to read a particular book just because it interests me.
    If its content is not something I like no matter how light it is, no matter how little the time I spend in reading I will still not grab thereby making loose interest in reading.
    The bottom line is, read books that you love/like.

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