I’ve been wanting to read more books lately. Despite the copious amount (just in my opinion) of online material and audio content I consume these days, I still miss working my way through a book, a solid chunk of writing.
While considering that longing, I recently stumbled upon The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books by Leo Babauta over at Zenhabits.net. He gives five basic habits: create reading triggers (where you always read when doing a certain thing, like eating breakfast), enjoy reading, only read what you enjoy, always take your book, and use a closet (don’t get distracted by your technology when you’re supposed to be reading).
For the most part, I think these are pretty obvious, but it’s nice to be reminded that reading books can and should be a part of our lives. I do plan to use the reading trigger idea and see if it is frustrating or useful. Let me know what you think of these habits.