|Maybe you think you don’t have enough time to read books. But consider how many texts, emails, and tweets you read each day — and how much time you’d get back by cutting some of that out of your life.
Making your phone less addictive can help. Move all apps off the main screen so that your phone is blank when you open it. Use Do Not Disturb to quiet your notifications. If your screen is cracked, leave it that way. And for a real challenge, keep your charger in the basement (or anywhere hard to reach). Next, change your reading habits. Instead of using a Kindle or an iPad, try paper books. They immerse you in the story, they show off what you’re reading to others — and best of all, they don’t interrupt you with text messages.
To motivate yourself, remember: Research has shown that reading makes us more empathetic, compassionate, and understanding.
Make it a great day!