Building a Reading Habit

Six steps to building a reading habit:

  1. Trigger the desire by making the reading material obvious (i.e., place articles around the house/lab/office).
  2. Acknowledge the positives you’ll gain from reading.
  3. Make it easy to succeed (e.g., easy material, short time or small number of pages).
  4. Reward success.
  5. Publicly state your reading intention (the crowd can help hold you to account too).
  6. Stack reading with other positive habits (e.g., reading and morning coffee/meal).