Reading is one of the most intelligent things that you can adapt in your day-to-day life. It can shape or break one’s preceding perspective towards certain aspects that Matter the most to us. Now the question asked should be “How to be an avid reader?” and “What to read if you’re coming from an imbecile background?”or"Where to start?" in simpler terms.
To answer the first question, there’s only one-Word“Flexibility.” You’ve got to be flexible in terms of mindset while reading anything if you’re reading and trying to understand from your perspective, then this could account for either losing interest in reading or getting to a conclusion that’s somewhat different from the meaning that it implies.
If I summarise it in simpler terms, you have to keep everything aside before reading something (and by everything I mean your preceding beliefs and perspective), then only you will understand the writer’s perspective. Once you do this, then you can decide which one was better, your old perspective or the newer one. It helps. Trust me.
Doing this will let you dive into a world that’s opposite to what you’ve already known. Now your interest will pace up, and you will find yourself looking for excuses to read anything, books especially.
Now for the second one, If you have no prior experiences/ interests in reading books in general, then I would recommend you to give it a Try, maybe you like it, perhaps not. I get it if you don’t. Everyone has different tastes in life, but the funny thing is, there’s one for everyone, an infinite amount of genres. The world of books is vast and full of perks. Just Google the style of your choice, and hopefully, you’ll find the one. Just give it a go at least once. You’ve got nothing to lose buddy, Cheers!!🍻
There are many ways to develop a habit of Reading. One good way to develop a habit of reading is to read whenever there is a breaktime. When waiting at a doctor’s appointment or waiting for someone to join you at a restaurant, use that time to read. Another way would be to commit to reading a certain Number of pages a day or for a certain period of time each day. For example, making a commitment to read a Book at least 15 minutes a day.
This process can be facilitated if you also commit to reading before going to other forms of entertainment such as surfing the web or watching Netflix. Before going online or your smartphone for entertainment, first, go to reading books.
Another way would be to join a reading club where you meet regularly to discuss what you are reading this can motivate you to keep reading a book as time continues to pass.