How to read boring books

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When you have to read a book that’s less than riveting, key your brain in on the content by sketching what you understand. You can create sketches for each paragraph or each page, whatever makes the most sense to you. Don’t overthink the artwork, stick figures work just fine. Just make sure to draw something for every thought you read.

The visualizations will help you process what you’re reading and help you emotionally connect with the content. What’s more, creating a visualization helps you analyze the material more deeply and digest it better.  And the act of drawing acts as a “reward” for your brain, getting you more excited about reading on.