So now that school has been up and running for a few months, I don’t know about you but I always have a ton of homework every night and also things like extracurricular activites and school events can make life pretty jam packed and make it hard to find time for reading but I’ve got some tips and tricks to help you read more!
Tip #1: You have to make time for reading! Yes I know it’s hard but if you don’t set any time aside for reading you probably aren’t going to get any reading done. Even if it’s 10 or 15 minutes a day that is still good and you are doing what you love to do for at least a little part of your day.
Tip #2: Always have a book with you. It doesn’t matter if its a physical book or a book on your phone, you should always have something to read with you. You never know when you will have an extra 15 minutes to read at the bus stop or if your teatcher gives you 20 minutes of free time at the end of a class, reading is always a good way to spend that extra time on!
Tip #3: Read more than one book at a time. I know this doesn’t work for a lot of people but if you can juggle two or more books at once than I suggest you do this! This is helpful for when you are reading something like a long, high fantasy novel and need to have a small break and read a bit of a contemporary. Instead of putting that fantasy book aside and forgetting about it (it happens) then you can just read both. It also helps if the books are each in different forms (physical, audio, ibook) so then you can read one on your phone at school if you have extra time and then when you read at your house like before bed you could read a physical book.
Tip #4: Don’t force it. If you don’t feel like reading then don’t. Forcing yourself to read just forces you into a reading slump and makes your experience reading that book not as good as it could be if you were in a better reading mood. If you are struggling with a reading slump right now, don’t worry, go watch some Netflix or go shopping, the right book or series will come around at the perfect time and pull you right out.
I hope these tips will help you in the future to read more. If you know any tips and tricks that help you read more, leave a comment to let me know!