Do You Love To Read? How Do I Create A Reading Habit???
I’ve never been an avid reader, although deep down I wish I was one. I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge, and I have a massive collection of books, yet I can get a bit overwhelmed when reading and then I stop. I can’t be the only person who has had difficulty creating that habit?!?! Is it too late?
I’ve always been curious “WHY” that feeling happens to me. I’ve had an eye doctor check my eyes – because I felt as though I was reading clumps of words simultaneously and perhaps not absorbing them properly. Nope. My eyes are fine.
My OCD causes me to RE-READ sections several times because I’m convinced I won’t retain the information. It’s exhausting and boring. Then my ADD kicks in and tells me that I should just do something else … anything else … so I can stop being OCD about it! Ugh.
My mom would read a couple books at one time – it always amazed me that she could keep everything straight!
Theresa LOVES to read! She would read on the school bus home everyday – and she takes a book with her everywhere we go! I’m overjoyed that she loves reading!!!
I grew up reading my World Book Encyclopedias!!! I read them one at a time. I took my time. I’ve also loved reading atlases! Give me a map and I’m HAPPY!!! Just to understand what a map geek I am – I have apps on my phone for land topography and the USGS for fun. Of course I have Google Earth, Solar System mapping apps, and every weather app you could imagine.
Oh my gosh – and I LOVE INFOGRAPHICS!!! Absolutely LOVE! It’s the best bits of info all tied together! (Do you know of any cool Infographic sites or social media accounts? Let me know!)
I want to change this slight, scaredy-cat feeling towards books. I want to challenge myself to read in a quiet place and not constantly go back and re-read what I just read!
Do any of you have any suggestions on how I could outline a “PLAN” to get me going? Something fun that will want me to keep going?!? Please let me know in the comment section below!
So where do you fall??? 📚
Are you an avid reader?
- Yes - 29
- No - 3
- Off & On - 10
- I Wish I Was! - 9
I’ve got several books standing by – and I’m ready to give it a try! I’ve got inspirational books, educational books, and some non-fiction books that have piqued my interests.
Maybe I set a reasonable goal for the rest of the month to get myself started. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
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