Because my spring break is quickly approaching, I have become bombarded with work. Between taking the IOWA tests, starting softball, doing CrossFit, finishing many papers for school, and almost being done the third marking period of Sophomore year, I feel completely overwhelmed.
During times where I have an increased amount of work, I tend to lose time for reading and writing. As you can tell, my blog has been pretty inactive lately. I swear it is not because I am quitting, it is because I can’t find time to write. I decided that since I haven’t completed a book, I would post a piece about how to find time for reading when you are busy.
Read when you find time at work/school/anywhere else.
The time where I read the most is during school. When I am already in a learning environment, I feel more focused. Whenever I finish a test or assignment, I pick up my book and read. Also, if I want to, I will read during my lunch break. If you don’t make time during the day to read, you cannot expect to find time.
If you use public transportation then try to read during your commute.
Whether it be a bus, train, or even a plane, I find that reading when traveling helps pass the time. For me, it is easy for to read when commuting to school because I do not drive. However, for some people I understand why it would be difficult.
Read a chapter a night!
My golden rule for staying motivated is to read a chapter a night. A chapter is not a lot but it is better than not reading at all. By reading a chapter a night, you are able to not fall too deep into a reading slump.
I hope you find these tips helpful. I know how hard reading can be in busy situations but it is manageable. Please let me know in the comments of any tips that you have!