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Discussion on: How To Build Books Reading Habit In Busy Routines

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Shan Khan Author

When my Master will be completed, I might end up putting myself in PhD programs that might take another 3-4 years with doing the full-time job so might not find the specific time you are referring to.

Once you have some actual free time

Don't you think Books reading habit should not be limited to "actual free time"?

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Marko Anastasov • Edited

I read either for pleasure ("out of curiousity" etc is the same thing) or for work (university or job). My recommendation is that if you already have two big work things going, don't be hard on yourself if you don't have time to read. It's better to spend the little free time that you have to be outdoors and with people.

But, like any habit you want to build, you can start making very small steps. What usually works is to tie the new thing that you want to do to some other thing which you've already developed as a habit or ritual. Eg. read for 15mins right after you wake up, or after breakfast, before going to gym, etc.

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Shan Khan Author

Thanks Marko for your Advise. You are right i shouldn't spend hours on reading, instead finishing the work i already have.

What i can do is find some time like 15Min / Day to read the book and make it consistent. In this way i think i can make habit of improving myself by reading the self-help books.