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It’s early morning
The sun comes out
Last page was shaking
And pretty loud
The page is turning
Your patience grows thin
Something is wrong with
Jumping to fin
The mind is hungry
Needs books to tell
So give it stories
And feed it well
More plots to come
More pages to go
You can’t just leave now
It’s time for the show

Here I am, read me like a hurricane
Here I am, read me like a hurricane

 

Read to learn, read to explore, read to know, read to enjoy, read to achieve. Reading a book is one of the most gratifying and satisfying ways to spend your time and enrich your life. However, I have no time time to read,  is the most common reason stated by people who do not read. Today, we’ll tell you how to put an end to the excuse and put your time to good use.

Taking more time to read is about deciding to spend more time reading. This sounds simple, but it’s a bit (not much) more complex than just deciding to read more. You may feel that your days are already as full as they can get. That’s why you’re not already taking the time to read. You don’t feel you have time to read because your day already is crammed with activities. Here are a few ways you can start building a habit of reading.

  1. 1. Read The Books You Enjoy

Reading books you don’t enjoy takes the pleasure out of the activity, resulting in it taking you longer to force yourself through the text. You will find more time to read if you’re reading something you enjoy. This also may mean reading primarily from a genre you enjoy. It can range from edge of your seat thrillers, classic cases of ‘whodunnit’, elaborate and magical fantasies, stirring romances etc. Whatever floats your boat, sail away with it.

 

  1. Skim When Warranted

It’s acceptable to skim things you have to read for work or school or parts of books that you don’t really enjoy. You don’t have to take in every detail of every chapter to get what you need from a book. Every word in every book is not written for everyone.

  1. Set A Goal

You’ve heard this so much that it’s clichéd. But it works. Start with a simple goal of reading a new book every month(stay away from War and Peace during this time). If that seems unlikely or a bit too much, then make it one book every two months. To ensure accountability, take it a step further—tell someone about your goal. Post your progress in online forums for bibliophiles like Goodreads or the good old Zoojoobe platform that you love.

  1. Sacrifice Something

You’ve got 24 hours in a day. You spend 8–10 hours (hopefully not much more) working. You spend 8 hours sleeping(if you aren’t, start today). You’ve got family and friends to spend time with every day. All of this doesn’t leave much time for other interests, like reading. So maybe your time playing video games, might take a hit. You might have to turn off the television after 9:00 p.m. But, if reading is a priority, you’ll make time for it.

  1. Mix It Up

Once you get into the flow of reading, branch out of your comfort zone. If all that you’ve read is non-fiction, then relax a little and pick up a novel. If you’ve ploughed through Jeffrey Archer’s entire catalogue in a few years, maybe it’s time to give leadership or inspirational books a try. The point is: If you read the same style of book over and over, you’ll eventually get burned out and go back to watching 10 hours of Orange Is The New Black and Marvel’s Daredevil every day.


Hopefully, these steps will help you inculcate reading into the daily routine. Remember, a book is a gift you can open again and again, everyday.

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