Do you struggle to make time for reading? Do you wish you could increase the number of books you read, or maybe even double it? Reading is one of those things that falls by the wayside for too many people. The majority of people, when asked, would admit that they don’t read as much as they’d like. Change the habit by making reading a priority. Whether you have a blog you need to write reviews for, or just love the way reading makes you feel, here’s how to make room for reading.
SET SPECIFIC TIMES: If you live a busy life, you may have to set aside designated reading time. Reading may seem like a strange thing to plan for, but if you don’t plan, you may never get to it. Take the time to plan out what time each day would be best for reading. Do you have a free hour before bed? Could you use time spent commuting to get some extra pages in? It’s up to you how you plan your time. You could set aside an hour or so of your day, or you could split your reading into 15-minute chunks. All that matters is that you’re making the time somewhere!
TAKE A BOOK EVERYWHERE YOU GO: How often do you find yourself with nothing to do and no book on hand? Get into the habit of taking a book everywhere you go. That way, you can pick it up whenever you get a spare moment. Books are lifesavers during commutes, or time spent in waiting rooms. You could even crack it out on your lunch break. The good thing about reading is that you can pick it up and put it down with a preamble. You don’t have to warm yourself up to get stuck in!
BUY BOOKS CHEAP: If you’re taking steps to do more reading, you’re going to need to get more books, right? You should always have a book or two waiting to go when you finish one. That way, you won’t put reading off because you don’t have any more books! To ensure you have a good supply of reads ready to go, find cheap ways to buy books. Else, your new habit could get expensive! Buy books second-hand or get free kindle books. You could even get them out from your local library!
MAKE READING A PRIORITY: Most importantly, you need to make reading a priority. We can all make time for the things we care about. Start caring more about books to make them part of your life. Don’t put reading off because you have more important things to do. Make reading the most important. It may sound strange, but it’s the best way to get into a regular reading habit. Setting up a particular time will help you towards your goal. Even so, until you make reading a priority, it’s at risk of falling from the agenda. Stick to your reading time like you would any other commitment!