The new millennium changed the way we live in many ways. This change includes the frequency of reading books for leisure.
The busy lifestyle of the modern era has prevented people from having sufficient time to relax at home and read a book. Some turn to condensed texts or audiobooks to make up. But nothing beats the good old feeling of flipping through the pages, immersing oneself into a whole new world of ideas and stories.
Check out these fantastic reading hacks to help you get on with your reading bucket list:
1. Do your reading early
According to research, very early in the morning is the perfect time to read. During this time, our prefrontal cortex, located at the front of our brain’s frontal lobe, is at its most active. So, reading at this period makes us quicker to comprehend the text; thus, we go through several pages before we need to get up to tackle the day.
2. Have a visual reminder
Because we are used to being so busy, when we have moments to spare, we don’t know what to do with them. So, it would help if you had visual triggers. These would be physical reminders for you to continue with reading your book. You can leave them in spots where you will easily find them, such as your nightstand or desk. If you like reading digital books, you can pin it into your gadget so that it’s always within your visual perspective.
3. Read while you wait
Even if we are busy, there are certain times during the day that we can spare for reading. You can read while you are commuting on the bus or waiting for your turn at the dentist’s office. You can even sneak in a page or two during the intervals when doing your cooking and laundry at home.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss. Wise words from one of the best authors in the world. Find time to read books and enhance your mind and spirit.