I struggle with reading. I have a long list of books I want to read. Some of them to improve my work skills but not really required to read (time management, sales management etc). Some of them are self-help to improve my internal stability. And of course there are 3 magazines I would like to read that I get monthly. I tried different approaches: scheduled time for reading and put NAs on my action lists. The result is my books are not read.
The problem was when even scheduled time came I was not prepared to read. I mean there is some context you need to have to allow for reading. For me, one of the criteria is I have to be alone. Another criteria is I need at least 30 minutes of time to get some reading satisfaction. All the said shows I can't read at my office because we have an open space.
At home I have two children It means I need to read to them not for myself.
What is your criteria to allow for reading of magazines and books you want to read?