swtwentyman wrote:I've always found that opening the book is often half the battle; it's just the getting there.
I've struggled with this, too. One thing that has helped me over the last year or two is realising I don't have to fight the battle every day if reading and drill work are already established as parts of my daily routine.
The way I did this was to piggyback study habits on existing habits. For example, if you take a coffee break or walk the dog every afternoon, you could commit to reading for ten or fifteen minutes before the break/walk, or delay the break/walk by that amount of time in order to read. For me, it's been easier to integrate new study habits if they happen before, rather than after, established habits.
I also prefer to read early in the morning because it gives me the feeling throughout the day that I've already accomplished something by meeting that goal.