I’m such an awful blogger! I want to come up with a story about my week being busy…but you know what? Every week is busy. And I need to realise that, and make an effort to carry on blogging regardless. It’s not that I don’t have the time, I just don’t have the time every day. So I need to start making use of the breaks I do get and writing blog posts to queue, and keep on top of this…because I don’t want to lose it.
In this discussion post, today we’re going to be talking about how to make a habit of reading. This might seem like a strange question, but I don’t think it is! Reading takes up a lot of time, and it can be hard to make a habit of it. Like I said above, I don’t have that much time and life is busy. I’m having to teach myself my own rules to be able to keep on track. So here’s some ways I think anyone can start reading often, and the ways I continue to read!
- Don’t overwhelm yourself! Start with short books and standalones. Trying to start a heavy, 7 book series is probably going to put you off reading.
- Read often. Reading every day is something I try to do as much as possible. I’d also recommend reading at the same time each day, as I think it definitely helps make reading a habit. I try to read every night before bed, as it relaxes me as well as making sure I get some reading time in!
- Read what you like. This may sound stupid but if you know what genre you’re going to enjoy, read something from that genre.
- Research. Continuing from above, make sure you read a book that has good reviews or has been recommended. It sounds like a common-sense thing, but giving a few reviews a read does make all the difference sometimes.
- Take a book everywhere. I mean, maybe don’t try and read while you’re driving! But do read other places. Read in your break at work/college. Read in a cafe. Read on the train. You never know when you might have a spare moment, and I find having a book with me all the time helps me get through them!
- Try audiobooks. See, audiobooks are something I actually haven’t tried, but talking to people about them made me feel like I should include them here. If there are times when you physically can’t read – like when you’re driving – maybe try listening instead!
So those are some of the tips I think will make you read more! Do you have any tips to share?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽