how do i encourage myself to read more?
i used to do nothing but sit, read and sleep when i was in my dorm room and now i don't even bother to read since my psychiatrist gave me antidepressants. should i look for music and films for a while hoping my urge to read kicks in again? i feel kind of empty and guilty.
it's like having a gf
you have to have balance between sex with every different hole
try enjoying all the other forms of entertainment rather than just sticking with one
the desire to read will come back but it won't be as strong though
I became an avid reader like three months ago and I can't stop. I stopped watching tv and I don't spend much time on 4chan anymore.
Here's how I did it.
-Remember the average person reads like zero books a year. If you read 5 pages a day, you are 5 pages above the average person
-Don't force yourself to read. Commit to read 5 pages a day. I swear after three days you'll feel like reading more and after a month or so you should be reading 50-100 pages a day for pleasure
-Read various books at the same time. When I grab a difficult book or one that makes me sleepy I grab another and switch. This should refresh your head. Keep them thematically different. I read economics and fiction.
-It isn't a race. Reading slowly won't make you sleepy that fast. Try to acknowledge what books are for you to read fast and which aren't.
-Buy the physical copies. When you get the books from your own money you'll feel the need to read them to avoid the feel of wasting your money.
-Start with books highly discussed here so you feel motivated to discuss.