A healthy reading habit can lead to you being healthier in all areas of life. The more you read, the more you know. So take the time to develop a healthy reading habit. You will be glad you did.
There 4 ways to get a healthy reading habit for life. When I was a child, I watched Saturday morning cartoons. One commercial I remember was one that said, “reading is fundamental.” All my life I have loved to read. When I was pregnant with my twins, I got cravings for books the way other women craved pickles and ice cream. I read for fun, for education, for distraction for business purposes.
My mother-in-law always encouraged people to “get all you can and can all you get.” It was her way of saying a person should always be learning, getting all the information possible, and saving that information. Reading is a great way to get information, a lot of information about anything one wants to know. If you would like to become a better reader or a more frequent reader, try the following:
1. Read what you like
2. Read what you do
3. Read what your friends read
4. Read the classics
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This advice is often given to parents to tell their children. It is hard to get a person to read if they have no interest in the topic of a book. If you want to become a better reader or want to read more, simply start by reading whatever it is that you like to read.
Read What You Do
No matter what type of work a person does, there is a book that can teach you how to do it differently, better or more efficiently. Take time to read publications specifically created for your industry. There is always something you can learn from others.
Read What Your Friends Read
When you read what your friends read, you will be better equipped to have conversations with them. While it is true that we often have a lot in common with our friends, they often have interests that are different from out own. When we pay attention to what our friends read we get to know them a little better and can be a better friend.
Read the Classics
Classic books are those books that seem to have been around forever that get read over and over each year by millions of people around the world. Many e-Readers and programs give access to millions of classic books for free so you can catch up on the ones you missed when you were in school. As I have read hundreds of classics over the past five years I am amazed at how much of classic literature is found today in books, movies and television shows.
Reading is more than just fundamental, it really is good for you. It is a way to learn about yourself, the world, and those around you. Take time today to start a healthy reading habit. It is one that will give you benefits all your life.
It is sensational to get a healthy reading habit for life. So, the question for you on this sensational day is, what do you like to read?