Let’s talk about time, shall we?
As that’s all I’ve been thinking about lately.
- How to squeeze reading time intothe working week?
- How to keep posting on my beloved blog while managing other things?
- When do I find time to take photos for my blog now it gets dark so early?
- HOW DO I FIND TIME TO FINALLY FINISH THE BOOK I STARTED MONTHS AGO???
I came up with few solutions (that I will be myself using as well, because the pile of books on my nightstand is getting terrifyingly tall and I fear it will fall on me in my sleep! Killed by the books!) to improve your reading time:
Tip #1: Wake up 15-20 minutes earlier than you used to.
All morning people will like this trick (not sure about night owls, but hey! Can’t always please everyone).
It’s still dark outside when you wake up, the nightstand light and few candles give a cosy ambience. You walk to the kitchen wrapped in warm blanket and make your favourite tea / coffee, knowing that you can relax for half an hour with a book on your lap, before busy working day starts.
The best way to start any day right there!
Tip #2: Take advantage of time spent on public transport.
What I noticed as soon as I got a car is that I don’t read as much throughout the day anymore. The bus to and from work used to take me at least half an hour that I always spent reading (amazing reading times, I miss you!). Unfortunately we cannot read while we drive… (bummer!)
You might say: “Listen to audio books! They are the best invention ever!” And you would be right! However I tried so many times and failed. As soon as the narrator starts talking my attention drifts elsewhere and after few minutes I need to rewind. (As an excuse for my lack of focus, I’ll say that I am a visual person!)
Tip #3: Lunch breaks and coffee breaks.
Always carry a book with you! No matter where you go! And if the physical copy is not an option get a kindle, or download kindle app on your phone (the possibilities are endless!) and spend all of your free time reading!
I take advantage of my lunch breaks sometimes to do some reading, although, let’s be honest here, it’s not always possible. You want to relax, you want to exchange gossips with your colleagues and maybe just go window shopping sometimes. But we need to be strong and determined!
Tip #4: Save some time for yourself after work.
Take the image we pictured about mornings back out, it works here as well except the sunset is outside the window! The key word is COSY. Do whatever it takes to make yourself feel as comfortable as possible. AND TURN NETFLIX OFF! We need to sacrifice netflix time and youtube time to read!
How do you make time for reading during the busy working weeks? Would love to add more tips to my list!