Benefits of habit “Read Wikipedia articles”

✓ Helps become more interesting person
✓ Broadens general knowledge
✓ May help spark interest in more subjects
✓ May help gain new hobbies
✓ Helps with always having topics for conversations

First step:

Once a week


1. Today, read the first article offered on Wikipedia’s front page. Do this once this week.
2. Next week, read articles using Wikipedia’s Random article feature 2 days in a row.
3. Keep it up until you read 1 Wikipedia article every day.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Dedicate specific time for “general knowledge enhancement”. This will help you develop a habit much faster than doing it randomly.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a notebook where you track topics you’ve read about on Wikipedia and place it somewhere you can always see so you wouldn’t forget about your new habit.
✓ Let the app help. Use the reminder feature of this app to ring when it’s time to learn something new.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month of successfully broadening your horizons with Wikipedia, reward yourself by choosing a new topic you discovered and diving into more specific information about that field. Enjoy the knowledge and deepen it!
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Use Wikipedia’s features. The website itself has useful features to help you choose a random article. Start with the front page article of the day. If you crave for more, go to Random article function. And if you feel like broadening the knowledge on a specific subject, read related articles to the one that caught your interest.
✓ Track the topics. Use a notebook where you mark the articles you’ve read and a summary of what you learned. Not only will you see your progress, but you will also remember what you’ve read better.
✓ Join the community. If you have time and will, join Wikipedia’s community of writers and fact checkers. It’s a vibrant community with good cause for free knowledge. Share the power and do something good with it.