How many of you have started reading but had no spore in their activity?
I wondered many times how can I speed my reading so I would be able to read more. Because, you probably know that saying, “So many books, so little time.”
So I started researching on some secrets I can use in order to start reading faster and more than usually.
4 exercises to train your brain to read faster
- A good exercise, although many of us are doing this already, is latching onto headlines, sub-headlines and bolded words, to have an idea what the text is about. Once your brain will know what the text is about, it will start scanning it faster.
- Secondly, you need to create a concentrating environment before you start reading. Get free from distractions, to mono-focus on just one activity, the one of reading, to absorb information more quickly. Get a cup of hot chocolate or tea, listen to some chillout music and hide under a fluffy blanket and enjoy your book.
- Use a white index card placed directly under the sentence you are reading. This way, say some researchers, your eyes will track more fluidly across the lines and will force your concentration.
- Last but not least, as I’ve learned, stop reading word-by-word and try to master the ability to use your peripheral vision. This is how you will start reading 3–4 words once and understand faster what is the sentence about
Don’t forget that these exercises should be fun
These are small steps that I have tried to make. My objective is to reach that moment when I will read on the horizontal and like 10 books a month (kidding). Optimistic much, huh?
Reading is developing mental and professional growth, so don’t you ever stop exploring the joy of learning.