are some people who like reading as a habit, and there are some people
who only read because they’re told to. There is another kind of person
who wants to make reading a habit, but just can't do it. Well, here’s a
way to start developing your reading habit and make you a true book
- Pick up a book. If
you are nowhere near a book, how are you supposed to read? Try finding
something to read. That can be anything, including newspapers,
magazines, novels etc. The important thing is that the book you choose
should be at your level. Don’t choose a book too high for your level
because it will just waste your time.
- Practice your reading habit.
Now that you have found what you like to read, you can set a goal of 15
minutes a day of reading. During this time, you’re not supposed to care
about anything except your reading. After 15 minutes, you can close
your reading material and do something else. Practice this every day.
Make it a habit. After you have gotten used to this habit, you can
increase the time you need to read in a day to 20 or 30 minutes.
- Don’t give up. If
you find that you cannot complete the task in the first place, don't be
ashamed and hold your chin up! Remember, winners never quit! You just
have to try again and again until you achieve it.
- Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
No kidding. If you find yourself being stressed while reading a book,
don’t continue reading under pressure like that. Reading is for
pleasure, not pressure, so don’t push yourself too hard until you might
quit reading forever, or even if you can read, the outcome won’t be so
- Before you start reading a book, browse the table of contents to form an idea of what the book is about.
In storybooks or fictional books, there will usually be a short
description at the back. You can look at the description to get a better
idea of the book's contents.
- Read a review of the book before deciding whether to read it or not.