Have you ever been in such a state: you really want to read, but you are usually very busy, and the time to swipe your phone will pass when you are free? When you finally sit down with the book, you find that your mind is very impetuous, it is difficult to concentrate, and you can't read it no matter how you look at it.

Most of today's young people are impetuous and feel very anxious when they are idle. But at the same time, many people let their hearts slowly calm down while reading. How to make yourself a lover of reading? How to make reading a habit, as natural as brushing your teeth and washing your face? You can try the following methods.

1. Find the purpose of reading

The purpose of reading is nothing more than two, one is to gain more knowledge to improve oneself; the other is to relax oneself for entertainment. But either way, you have to actually want to get something out of reading, so it's easier to start and stick with. Not because others are reading, so you read too.

2. Start with small goals

In order to develop the habit of reading from 0, we'd better start with small goals. In this way, it will be easier for you to enter the state of reading every day, and it will be easier to develop the habit of reading. For example: Start by reading one page a day. If you want to continue after you've read this page, of course, you can. Most importantly, read this page first every day.

3. Start with interest

People who are just starting to read often have such a question: what book is better to read? In fact, there is no standard answer to this question. Maybe the books that others recommend, but you think are average; those reference books full of rational opinions may be too esoteric to you.

So, start with what interests you. If you like novels, read novels, and if you like art, read art-related books. It doesn't matter if it is useful or not, just look at what you are interested in, and it will be easier to fall in love with reading. Just as we won't eat bad food, we won't watch bad movies.

So don't force yourself to read a book that you don't like but that seems to make sense. We have absolute control over the selection of books.

4. Make time for reading

Almost everyone will say something often: I'm too busy to read at all. But in fact, no matter how busy we are, we can spare at least 30 minutes of fragmented time. On the commute, during lunch break, in line, etc., you can use this time to read, or you can listen to some audiobooks.

If you set a fixed time for reading every day, say 30 minutes before bed, you will have 60 minutes of reading time a day.

The average adult reads a page for about 2 minutes, so if you have 60 minutes a day, that's 30 pages a day. If a book has an average of 300 pages, you can read one book every ten days. There are 37 books in one year. And this is just an investment of 1 hour a day.

5. A sense of ritual is important

To study, it is necessary to create a good atmosphere. Find a well-lit, bright place away from electronics. The environment can have both positive and negative effects on people. It is difficult to calm down in a chaotic environment. You can prepare a favorite book for reading notes and excerpts.

These are all good habits. These are the traces of your reading, and it will be very fulfilling to look at it after some time, and it will be more interesting to read.

6. Find like-minded people

Reading alone is often boring, and it may be unwilling to persist for a few days. Sometimes, we need to find people who supervise each other and learn together. You can participate in reading check-in activities and join the reading exchange group.

To find people with common interests, not only can exchange reading thoughts with each other, but also make like-minded friends.