Some say I'm interesting.
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Anonymous asked: How did you disciple yourself to read? I'm having a really hard time actually cracking open a book and reading it.
I had a hard time with it for a while, too. Even with topics I was extremely interested in, I could only get a bit of reading done before flaking out.
What worked for me and could potentially work for you: stop using the internet, televisions, cell phones, etc except in situations that absolutely require you to do so for two weeks. About a week and a half in, reading became something I could sit down and do for hours without becoming jittery or losing focus.
It may require a longer time for you due to the fact that this happened for me over summer break in high school. As a result, I didn’t have many responsibilities or requirements; thus the only electronics I used during that two weeks were occasional texts to tell someone that I wasn’t texting for x amount of time.
For those who are interested in my reasons for this recommendation, I recommend some reading material:
For those whom might have trouble reading full books, I’ll provide a shortened article by Carr and a video of Mander: