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