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Establish a daily reading habit

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  • WingedThing
    WingedThing Done 1 cheers 2018-01-29 04:47:31

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  • garrin
    garrin Doing 1 cheers 2017-09-11 12:24:58

    Last night I read a chapter from this book about freelancing. Not the most enjoyable material, haha, but I still love reading before bedtime. This chapter gave me a few ideas I can pursue.

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  • tigerwoman
    tigerwoman Done 3 cheers 2017-02-23 14:03:28

    My first accomplishment in 2017 is establishing this habit. YAY !

    It was very easy in that it happened through a completely different goal I was pursuing. But reading more is a fantastic side effect to achieving that other goal !

    My original goal was to stop taking my smartphone to my bedroom at night. I tended to look at it before sleep and then again first thing upon waking up. Sometimes I read interesting stuff online or used that time to write to friends and family, but for the most part I felt like I was just browsing. And it was a habit I was ready to change.

    What I did was I set up a designated charging spot on my desk and decided the smartphone would now reside there whenever I'm not using it. And it now also stays there at night time.

    Then without even noticing it, I replaced one habit by another. Pretty much from evening one, I went to bed and picked the book I was reading at the time. And so the daily reading routine was established.

    I've been doing this since early January. It is now late February, so I feel this has become a habit. I will strive to maintain it throughout the year. I also find it easier to get to bed somewhat less late, because I look forward to my reading. And I'm pretty sure I will be reading more books this year than last year !

    I have noticed that I am a lot more engrossed in the books I read now that I read everyday as opposed to when I was reading here and there, and I enjoy that a lot.

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    • aenea
      aenea 2 cheers 2017-05-29 22:00:16

      @tigerwoman I noticed this side effect when I banned my phone from my bedroom too. I let my guard down and my phone snuck back in though, so will have to try to prioritize this again.

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