Joseph Addison once said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

I know it seems obvious, but do we act on it?

We live in a world that increasingly requires us to utilise our brain effectively and dynamically.

But are we developing our mind so that we can optimise our capability?

A regular exercise regime will do wonders for your long-term health, so do you have a reading routine that will ensure your mind stays in great condition as well?

Here are a few keys:

  • Have a daily reading routine,
  • Develop reading goals,
  • Read widely,
  • Read authors who stretch you and occasionally, whom you disagree with,
  • If you’re in a rut and feel like giving up, read something fun,
  • Use a highlighter or take notes,
  • Ask people you respect for recommendations,
  • Always have a book with you,
  • If you miss a day, don’t worry about it and don’t try to make it up, just start again the next day.

And a bonus tip:

  • Try not to be one of those obnoxious people who boasts about their latest literary reading project.

What great books have you read lately?