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10 tips on how to read more

Many residents of modern cities live at such speeds that they do not have enough time to read. And we think it's sad. We have collected 10 tips that will help you read more good books.

Tip number 1. It is useful to read before bedtime. Develop a habit of devoting at least 30 minutes before bedtime to reading. Do not exhaust yourself in the evening with scientific or specialized literature. It is better to unload your tense brain with an art book.

Tip number 2. Universal option for not time-consuming reading - audiobook. You can read this book anywhere: while driving, during a morning run, etc. This advice is best for audials that are capable of perceiving information well by hearing it.

Tip number 3. You must be accompanied by the book everywhere. At any unexpected moment in time, we may have an extra minute to read: during a trip in public transport, in line at the doctor’s office, etc. The ideal option for such cases - an e-book.

Tip number 4. Think about what you read. Conscious reading significantly improves its quality, and therefore you can even try to note in writing to answer what the book has taught you, which questions you received answers to, and which new questions you faced after reading. It is better to reflect deeply on one book than to read ten of them quickly and fluently.

Tip number 5. The daily routine should include a break for reading. This useful break should take at least half an hour.

Tip number 6. Quickly set aside not interesting literature. If after several pages you realize that the book is useless for you, give up the habit of an empty reading. You will find a million useful educational books that will make you smarter, more professional and bring much more benefit. A special exception may be the classic literature, whose value has been proven by more than one generation of readers and critics. Although it can sometimes get really hard to read.

Tip number 7. Create lists of books. Include the already read literature in them and those books that you consider necessary to read. Try not to limit your motivation by inflating the second list, but grow it along with the growth of the first list. This will motivate to put to as many tips near the titles as possible and you will read faster to fill the gaps.

Tip number 8. Do not compete in reading books. It is very important to forget about the number of books read but beat in the quality of their reading, the process of self-development through reading, learning new information, obtaining meaningful experience.

Tip number 9. Enter the environment of book lovers. Live communication with like-minded people in some book club, at library events, will be great to encourage new literary discoveries.

Tip number 10. Memorize your favorite quotes. Often people copy and save favorite phrases from books. Subsequently, many significant words fall into the list of forgotten. Therefore, interesting quotes are better not to copy, but to memorize. You can think of situations in which this or that phrase could be useful, or insert it in a place where it would be useful (in the caption to the videotape, in a letter, ad, etc.).

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