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  1. Add interactive content. That is, not only passively read the text, but immediately work with it: polemize, make analysis/assumptions, take notes.�

    Then�

    1) you start thinking

    2) there is a personal emotional attitude, involvement

    3) you remember.

  2. Put a piece of paper next to it and, as soon as another wildly important thought comes up, write down a few words about it on the sheet, at the very least, so that you can remember it later.
    Want some tea, find a place to buy cheaper socks, ponder the dollar's decline, and Google Henry III? Write: tea, find socks, dollar (?), Heinrich3. And that's it, keep reading, then come back to these questions.
    When the need for concentration disappears, it may turn out that half of the list is not important things, but reasons to distract yourself and not read anything. Procrastination can manifest itself in this way, it is generally an insidious thing

  3. First, remove extraneous stimuli that make you switch to other topics.

    I'm good at reading on the subway (I personally feel sleepy on other public transport);

    Make reading a ritual: a special chair away from power outlets and a computer, a delicious drink, a certain time;

    If you are reading on your computer, you can log out of all social networks and emails and disable Wi-Fi.

    The main thing is to find an interesting book.

    If you are reading and thinking about something else, you can try to imagine the situation, the boring landscape will immediately reveal itself as a talented description: -) imagine yourself in the place of the hero, suddenly compare the facts: boring arguments about love in Wilde's play will immediately play with new colors, if you remember that a man who cheated on his wife for years says about forgiving love, for example 🙂

    In general, you need to think seriously: maybe you should put down the book and think about extraneous things? Maybe the book is not yours and you don't need to torment yourself? Or important, but your thoughts are more important at the moment? And in general,” abstract ” thoughts are sometimes paradoxically a continuation of what you read. Don't drive them away so fiercely!

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