2.)Schedule your reading when you can expect to have a 0 interruption from people .
Put your mobile phone on silent mode, do not disturb, mute notifications to eliminate ringtones media tones and notification screens.
4.) Switch off your laptop and put mobile screen facing floor ward so you can not view the display screen even by mistake.
5.)Surrounding sounds and smells pref. you can read in a closed door room.To avoid thoughts triggered by smell.
6.) If still sounds not put off use an ear plug or both an over ear anc headphone without playing music in combination with earplugs in your eat canal.
7.)pre reading most importantly set an intention on how you just can't do without reading and how it can tranform you or help you destress for eg .
8.) Set a reward like good feelings post readings or distressing points you gained or wrote journal on how the reading was , what was good what not, what worked what didn't and how you can be better .
Hope it helps .
How do I cancel out distractions when reading?
First of all, it depends on what I'm reading and why:
1. Read for work/study
2. Read for pleasure/relaxation
If I'm reading for work-related purposes, it tends to be non-fiction (of course) and content focused. And one of my Fabulous Daily Habits is to learn something new every day.
So my head is already looking for something so I can check off that box by the end of the day. That's important!
But it does take a little planning.
I try to combine the content-focused reading with the app Audible and another habit, like daily exercise – walking & swimming (waterproof headphones). After swimming laps, I often climb into a small float and read to cool down or in a lounge chair nearby. I make sure to pack a book in a zip lock bag.
I always have a small notepad and a favorite gel pen nearby to capture notes and thoughts to transfer later.
"When" I'm reading also matters when it comes to distraction.
If I'm reading an actual book (which I prefer, old school-so I can highlight, re-read and make notes) I just try to do it when my mind is fresh and rested-either 1st thing in the morning or evening when it's dark (darkness tends to blot out distractions in my mind). Of course, I need to be away from others, in a private comfortable area with headphones and pre-arranged boundaries ("Unless there's blood, a bone sticking out or a fire, do not disturb.")
Some people find "meditation" type music playing in background helpful ("Alexa/Google/Siri, play new age or mediation music")
but I prefer silence, lest I get distracted by getting "into" the music.
If reading for the 2nd reason, pleasure/ relaxation, I can pretty much read anywhere if it's a good book.
Just make sure it's not an action-oriented, mystery thriller, if you're reading before sleep at night! Otherwise, that can distract your thoughts and potentially influence dreams, affecting length & quality of sleep. Pick something lighter and not "news-related" then.
So, in summary – to "cancel out" distractions while reading:
1. Plan ahead-what, where, how, when
2. Set boundaries
3. Try to combine with another habit
4. Experiment- find what works for you
Hope this is helpful!