I love to read, but have always struggled to create time for it. Whether it’s work or chores or social obligations, reading usually gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list. Anyone else?
If you find yourself in the same boat, this post is for you. Below are four simple ways to squeeze more reading into your busy schedule…
1. Listen to Audible on your commute.
If you drive to work, this is absolutely the easiest way to get “reading” done and also make your commute more bearable. My husband has been doing this for over a year and often gets through a book a week!
2. Use the Kindle App.
Honestly, when do you ever not have your phone on you? I personally use this strategy and end up doing most of my reading on my iPhone when I’m nursing Jack, waiting for an appointment or even walking laps in my neighborhood.
3. Keep a book (or e-reader) in your bag.
Not into reading on your phone? Go old school and keep a book in your purse at all times. That way, whenever you get a minute—like if a friend is a little late to your coffee date—you can dive in easily.
4. Sneak in a few pages before bed each night.
If routine is what you’re into, it’s time to add this to your nighttime rituals. After getting yourself ready for bed, snuggle up with a good book for 15-30 minutes to help you wind down. Try to use a printed book, though, as the blue light from phones and electronic devices can mess with sleep.
Do you like to read? How do you make time for it?