We’re all busy and more often than not reading gets pushed to the back burner simply because we don’t have time. I hope you can learn something from these tips & tricks in regards to reading ♡
I’m a busy person. I’m a full-time student (with an 80% average), I have a part-time job, I’m busy with my thesis and in the middle of my exams and I manage this blog and I still make time to read. So I thought I would share some tips & tricks that I use in my everyday life to better utilize my reading time, some of these might work for you and some of them won’t. I just thought I’d share my routine with you guys in the hopes that it might help you to better utilize your reading time.
♡ I read more than one book at a time, but in different formats.
So I know that loads of bookworms already read more than one book at a time. So at most given times I have three books on the go. I usually read a print copy during the day, this is also the book that I take with me everywhere I go. Then I usually have my e-book that I read at night in bed when I’m all snuggled in. Then sometimes I’ll add an audio book into the mix, to read when I can’t actually use my hands to read.
♡ I try and set aside an hour for reading in the evening.
I know this isn’t always possible and that sometimes other responsibilities need to come first, but I try to go to bed an hour earlier so I can utilize that hour for reading in bed. It doesn’t always work out, sometimes I fall asleep and sometimes I just get distracted by social media, but at least I try.
♡ I read at every opportunity I get.
So I literally take a book with me wherever I go, meaning that I can read at every free opportunity I might get. Whether I’m waiting for a friend when going for coffee or waiting for my class to start, I always have a book and can therefore squeeze in 5 minutes of reading time. At the end of the day those 5 minutes really count up and you can really end up squeezing in 30 minutes to an hours extra reading time.
♡ Learn to multi-task.
So this doesn’t exactly come naturally to most people, most people can’t read with noise as it often distracts them. I have learned to basically read in most circumstances. So I usually read while watching my TV shows and I can concentrate on both without getting lost. I also usually read while eating, I mean it’s another opportunity to get in some much needed reading time.
I’m not saying that these tips & tricks will work for every reader, but these work for me to get the best out of my reading time. I hope that I could have inspired some of you to better utilize your reading time.
Do you have any other tips to utilize your reading time? Do you use some of these tricks already? Have you learned something new that you might try in the future? Let me know in the comments!