How to Get Back into the Reading Habit

By
Home Stager with Healthyhappyimpactful.com

Reading has a multitude of benefits. Fiction can unlock your imagination and skyrocket your creativity. While non-fiction introduces you to new ideas and new ways of being. For me, reading has been the #1 reason I've been able to grow my business and do things I never thought possible.

And yet, once you're out of the reading habit it can be difficult to jump back in. If you're feeling this way lately, here are a few quick tips to help:

1. Remember Why You Love Reading

For me, it's the feeling of escape or growth that I can't find anywhere else. I also realize that if I want my kids to become readers, I must model that for them. (Here's a great list of books for 5 year olds if you're trying to get young ones to read).

2. Gather Lots of Books

I'm not always in the mood to read the same things. But when I have multiple books to pick from I'm MUCH more likely to choose a book or a tv show I don't care about.

*Bonus tip: Put these books near your bed, on your dining room table, or somewhere else you'll see them often.

3. Do a Challenge

Participate in a book club or start a challenge with a friend. I did a year-long challenge a few years ago that jumpstarted my reading habit again. There's nothing like a little accountability to help you follow through.

In Conclusion

What about you? Have you been reading and learning as much as you want to be lately? What could you do to read a little more often? After all, knowledge is power friend.

 

Comments (3)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great advice, Jennifer. That being said... I've been a voracious reader since I learned to read some 67 years ago. I read all the time. I'm never without a book with me "just in case."

Aug 16, 2022 07:00 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Jennifer!!! I need to get into that habit.

Participate in a book club or start a challenge with a friend. I did a year-long challenge a few years ago that jumpstarted my reading habit again.

Aug 16, 2022 07:18 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Hi,

Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Thanks Bill

Aug 16, 2022 12:04 PM