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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.