Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Taking the time to read improves your ability to focus, enhances your vocabulary, strengthens your empathy, and provides new experiences through a variety of characters. Whether you prefer nonfiction, biography, mystery, romance, classics, science fiction, or adventure, it’s not hard to get lost in a good book.
However, as our schedules fill up and we become increasingly exhausted as the week goes on, it can be a challenge to find time to read. That’s why you have to make time.
I’ve gathered the 10 tips that have helped me make time to read every single day
- Read first thing in the morning and/or before bed.
If you don’t want to worry about fitting in reading time during the day, set your alarm to wake you up 30 minutes earlier than usual and begin your day with reading. Or, if you’re someone who needs to unwind before bed, there’s no better way to do that than with a good book.
- Don’t leave the house without reading materials.
Always keep a book, newspaper, magazine, or reading device in your bag. Don’t give yourself an easy out by not having something to read. You never know when you’ll have a couple minutes of downtime to read a few pages here and there.
- Make the most of your commute.
If you don’t have to drive to work, use subway or bus time to catch up on reading. Whether your commute is 15 minutes or one hour, using that time to read is productive and a smart way to start or end your day. Read more