Book reading is a term that is joyful to some and dreadful to others. It all starts from our childhood. We are told to read books. From there, it grows as an interest for some people. While for others, it seems to be a herculean task.
But come on! We’re adults now. We know the benefits of book reading. We were taught that books are our best friends. This is so true for anyone who loves reading books. To such people, books are like an escape from the world. Book reading is equally beneficial for people who fail to strike a friendship with books. Getting valuable insights, correcting the sleep cycle, and helping to cure hypertension covers some of them.
So, how exactly can you get into book reading? First of all, stop saying that you don’t have time and that you can’t concentrate. After that, just follow this little guide meant for the likes of you.
Choose a genre
There is a book for everyone. There is not a book you can’t find that matches your interest. And you always have a wide range of books to choose from.
So, bring out all your interests and decide what to read. It can be anything ranging from space science to literary fluff. Just say the genre and you will receive umpteen suggestions. This is the best way to start your book-reading journey.
Start with short and easy books
Never burden yourself with advanced-level books right in the beginning. Always select books that are written comprehensively and are not too long. It doesn’t even have to be a book!
You can even start with articles, magazines, and columns to form the base. Choose the ones that interest you. After building some amount of concentration you can gradually shift to books.
Join a book reading club
There are a lot of book-reading clubs that you can get into. You can decide on clubs based on your interests. The book clubs provide lots of suggestions and hold fun discussions and Q&As. This will keep you engaged and motivated to read a book. Also, you will be able to build a community of like-minded people and exchange insights.
Set realistic goals and stay consistent
You don’t have to read a thousand-page novel in two days to be called a reader. Take it slow. Book reading can take some time to become a habit if you are already not into it. You are doing it for yourself so there should be no pressure.
The only important thing is to stay consistent. If you can read one page a day, it is fine. Just continue doing that every day. And in no time, book reading will come into your practice.
Closing up, don’t take it too seriously. It is supposed to calm you, not stress you. Whatever you read, how much you read, it is all good enough. Happy Reading!