Adults: How and why you should read

By: Dilan Mehta

Even though you are an adult, that doesn't mean you stop learning and reading. The way to do this is to learn about the stuff you like. I like sports, biking, business, and drawing. So I get books about those things. But not just get. Actually, read. How many people will admit to having a shelf full of books in their study but have never pulled down a single one? But I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about why you should read, I'm going to focus on how. The reason being is, it's like anything else. You hear the benefits, you get really pumped up and motivated, but you don't know how to do it, and you often forget about it and move on. So how exactly do you do read? Good question.

1. Pick books you like

I wrote about this a little above. You just need to find something for yourself. You like _____. You read _____ books. Whatever your hobby or interest is. And it doesn't just have to be nonfiction. There are tons of good fiction books that tell a great story.

2. Read every day

Every day- ten pages. You have the time, trust me. Put social media down and do it. You'll get the book done a lot quicker and won't stop until you have finished. Another thing you could do is read for a certain amount of time. 10 min, 20 min, 30 min, 40 min, 50 min, 60 min, whatever you choose.

3. Make notes

This is very important. People read books but don't take action, or implement the concepts they learn into their lives. Then what was the point of reading? Take notes. If it is your book, jot ideas down in the margins, if it is a library's or borrowed, write them down on a piece of paper. Then, go over the notes you took and think about how you can use them to better yourself, know more about the topic, etc.

So now you are thinking, hmmm, what should I read? Well, guess what? This blog has a great selection of recommendations for adults!

Check some of those posts out!