Every season I post a reading list, one of the most rampant comments I get is ‘I wish I was better at finding time to read’-well if you really want to you can.
Before I go on, I should say that I’m in that boat also- finding time to read while balancing school, blogging, and a social life is not something that is easy. Here are some tips:
1. Schedule out your day
I know like everyone says this, but it’s so true! Plan specific time to read. When you designate a time to read, you’re more likely to do it.
2. Read a little at a time
My goal is to read at least a chapter (sometimes more) a day, it’s not super hard to do and even if it’s not a lot, I’m making progress!
3. Read when you can
I love e-books because I always carry my phone which means that I always have my book with me. Are you early to an appointment and have to wait? Read. Waiting for something? Read. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes.
4. Read instead of watching TV
Okay, honesty hour: I don’t watch popular TV shows. Well I don’t watch them religiously. I’d rather cozy up with a cup of tea or something and read my book, seriously.
Another one that everyone says. But in all seriousness get off the computer, phone, tablet-whatever and instead of looking for something to do go read.
6. Pick something that you like
Read a book you want to read- not because everyone says you should read it. Now I’m not saying don’t review and suggest books, but if you’re struggling to find time to read, read the synopsis, look at the ratings, and pick a book you’re generally interested in.
If you want to read, you’ll find time to read.
How are you finding time to read?
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