Many women complain that they don’t have time to read books, even though they know that reading books is very beneficial for them. Moreover, for a woman who already has children, she will definitely be busy with various activities to take care of children and their families. With these various activities, a mother definitely needs time management to maintain her productivity.
If there is an intention to get used to reading books every day in our hearts, then the next step is to find out what to do to build the habit of reading books. Here are some tips that we can try:
1. Set a target
The first step we must do to start the habit of reading is, set clear and realistic targets. No need to be too grandiose, we can start from 10 minutes per day or 1 sheet per day. If taking 10 minutes per day is still quite heavy, lower the target again to 5 minutes per day. Find the right time so that the habit of reading books does not become a burden for us.
2. Choose the right book
For most people who are not used to reading books, reading is a boring activity and it is not uncommon for people to feel sleepy while reading. Therefore, choose the right book for us. Choose a book with a theme that can interest us in reading, with language that is easy to understand. We can also choose books with the content of the material we need, so that it can increase our knowledge. Remember, our original goal was to build the habit of reading books, so avoid buying books on impulse so you don’t regret it later.
3. Put it in a place that is often seen
Someone who is just starting to build the habit of reading, usually tends to forget or be lazy. To overcome this, put the books we want to read in a place that is often seen by us and easy for us to take. Like on the bedside table, or in the lounge. Avoid putting the book in a place that is difficult for us to reach so as not to be lazy to take it. Like in a cupboard or desk drawer.
To make reading a book more enjoyable, try to schedule reading outside the home once in a while. Can be in the cafe aesthetic while drinking coffee or reading in the park near the house if the weather is favorable.
Those are four easy ways that housewives can build the habit of reading books. In essence, gradually the habit of reading books will feel lighter and more enjoyable if we have felt the benefits of reading. Happy reading!