Reading has always been my favorite past time, but with a busy schedule and work loads that feel like they are never ending, reading tends to be kicked to the curb. Now more than ever, I am trying to get myself back into the habit of reading. Here are some tips to help you get your reading mojo back:
Pick A Book
I’m sure you’re saying… umm duh Jada, what kind of tip is that? In all seriousness to get back into the habit of reading, you need something to read! What is your favorite genre? Maybe, start with a quick comical read or a suspenseful thriller- in other words, start with something fun. By doing so you it will keep you wanting to read more and hopefully when you’re finished with one you will want to pick up another.
5 Minutes is Better Than None
Trust me there were days (and still are) when I only would get through one page before I have to move onto something else, or even fall asleep. That is OKAY! At least you read something 🙂
Dedicate Reading to A Day/Time
We are all very busy people- am I right? With a very busy and high demanding lifestyle, the easiest way may be to schedule it in. Make time for yourself and your book. If you can’t read during the week, why not read Saturday morning while you drink your coffee/tea or Sunday evening with some dessert? It can also be a time for you to relax and unwind from your day and week.
Join A Book Club
I have noticed a rise in book promotion over the past year which is incredible! If you want something more stable and will keep you accountable for reading, why not join a book club? It could be incredibly good to hear about other perspectives, connect with new people, and discover new books.
I currently am not in a book club but I love Reese Witherspoon’s and Oprah Winfrey’s book club recommendations. If you go to your local library, you can always ask for the popular book club type books so you can still read those too.
I will say, I have not listened to an audiobook before. I am more of a physical book kind of person, but this is a great alternative. It is perfect if you spend a lot of time in commute to work, road trips, etc. I assume that it is similar to listening to a podcast, so if you like to listen to podcasts, I’m sure this would be just as good.
There are many resources out there. It is now up to you to make the time! If you want to save money on books, go to your local library. They should be relatively up to date with new books.
Have you read any good books recently, let me know in the comments.
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