Hey girl, I have been a total bookworm my entire life. I love indulging in anything that begins and ends with the word book, so much to the point that I had to finally breakdown, and write my own book of poetry, Daughter of the Diaspora Freedom From Within. My guilty pleasure is going to book fairs, libraries, book stores, while reading, and aimlessly people watching with a great cup of Starbucks coffee with a shot of expresso in some of my favorite coffee hangouts. The thing is it is hard to find time for reading as an adult.
With working from home, taking care of family, and the relentless urge to always be present on social media, especially as a blogger it is super hard to find time to actually sit down and carefully read a book without skimming through the multiple pages at an endless rate. I am constantly trying to beat the clock, before my little kingdom arrives home from school. I feel that I do not have enough hours in the day to make it through just one illustrious chapter.
Lord knows, that I have fallen victim to so many needless distractions, responsibilities, and setting life-goals that reading is put on the back burner. Sometimes I can get caught up in reality shows too. However, technology has eased some of the burden of reading with the invention of The Kindle, but I still have to find the valuable time to read a book.
So how can I make more room in my busy schedules to re-read my favorite classic novel, or finally read that New Your Times Best Seller that has been sitting on my bookshelf for months. Well here I will share some easy ways to try out!
5 Ways To Add More Reading Time Into Your Busy Life
1. Join a Book club (in person or online) Joining a book club can help you read with other like-minded readers and hold each other accountable if getting back into reading is something that you want to do. A book club is a wonderful way to make new friends, and to get you out of the feeling of being in a reading rut!
2. Read in the morning or late at night: As a busy work at home mom I seem to only have two gaps of real free time early in the morning or late at night. Sometimes I just do not have the time to read during the day, so it is important to schedule reading time early in the morning after the children go to school. I believe that reading in the morning helps to sharpen my mind for the entire day.
3. Schedule My Reading Days: I think that it is awesome to schedule reading days. The days that you have set out for reading like a Monday or Wednesday. I think that Friday works best in my particular schedule since that is generally an unwind day.
4. Goal Setting: Setting a reading goal for myself is another good way to fit reading time into your schedule. How many books would I like to read in a week, month, or year? Mark my reading goals in my favorite planner or Google calendar.
5. Get a reading buddy: I believe that when I am reading the same book along with another person like a reading buddy that is a great way to share notes, chapters, and takeaways from the book that you both are currently reading!