logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Living Simply Site

BellaOnline's Living Simply Editor

g

How to Encourage Yourself to Read More


Many people claim they would like to read more, but just donít have the time. The phrase, ďIf you havenít got the time, then make timeĒ is great advice, so here are things you can do to make time if you want to read more.

Have a reading spot
Have a place where you can be away from distractions, family and computer, somewhere that is comfortable. Maybe itís a favorite chair, or the back yard during summer, or maybe you like to read in bed. Some people need to sit at a desk, or lounge on the grass, go to the library, or the local coffee shop.

Make sure it is quiet Have a place where you like to go to snuggle with a good book, then leave your current book there. Find your ideal spot with the conditions you love and you will make it easy to read even the most difficult book.

Schedule a time to read
If you can, reserve the same time each day to sit and read without worrying about doing anything else. 30 to 60 minutes is a good amount of time to schedule each day.

Keep a pen and paper nearby
Ideas may come to you as you are reading, or things you want to check later. Donít be distracted, just write it down and keep on with your reading.

Look away from the book frequently
Focusing on print close to you for a long time can give you eyestrain. Every two pages, look away and focus on something in the distance before getting back to reading your book.

Donít take too long reading the book
If it takes too long to get through a book, you will lose interest. Try to read the whole book in days or weeks rather than months or you will not remember the plot so easily.

Join a Book Club
Reading with dates by which you must finish the book is a good motivator for many people. If you tend to procrastinate with your book reading, then having a deadline for completing the reading is a good motivator. Check your local library or bookstore for book clubs.

Know when to give up
My English teacher used to say, ďDonít give up on a book until youíve read the first half.Ē But after a while, if you feel you are wasting your time, close the book and read something else. Reading should be pleasurable, if itís not, move on and do something else.

Enjoy reading
Most importantly, make sure that you enjoy what you are reading, for it is by being engrossed in a book that you will read more.


Here are two books that gripped me so much I didn't want to stop reading
Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

Gone Girl: A Novel




Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to Twitter Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to Facebook Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to MySpace Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to Del.icio.us Digg How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to Yahoo My Web Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to Google Bookmarks Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to Stumbleupon Add How+to+Encourage+Yourself+to+Read+More to Reddit




Living Simply - Improve Your Life with Less Clutter
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Living Simply Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Tina Razzell. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Tina Razzell. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Tina Razzell for details.

g


g features
Simple Recycling Tips

Home Entrance Organization

Simple Harvest and Thanksgiving Decorations

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor