A while ago Alise and I started a new feature where we essentially write tutorials. Then I got busy and haven’t had time to write another but I recently learn something that just had to be shared!
All these years I’ve been struggling to balance life and reading. Always I’d let the reading go to focus on other things. But just yesterday I discovered it. The answer we’ve all been waiting for. And it’s so much easier than you’d ever expect. And it can be summed up with one simple step:
Ignore all your responsibilities! Every single one!
Drop everything. Right now. Just drop it.
Are your children screaming at you? Are they hungry? Have they pooped their pants? Who even cares. Just read.
Is your partner complaining that you barely spend time with them? Ditch them. The love interest in books are better anyway.
Are assignment deadlines looming? Exams preparing to pull you into the abyss? Don’t even study. Just read unrelated books. You’ll learn a lot of different things in them.
Work calling you in for long days? Do they want you to sit at a computer all day doing menial tasks? Why even bother. You’ll achieve more with reading.
Is your stomach rumbling? Your bladder close to bursting? Your pores filled with odour? Don’t bother showering or preparing meals or anything. That’s more time wasted. Just read.
The only time you should ever get off your bed is the pull a new book off your shelves. That’s the only acceptable reason. Trust me with this. Don’t do anything but read and your life will improve significantly. Mine certainly has
Quick note to say THESE ARE NOT SERIOUS TIPS. I would never tell someone to ignore their responsibilities too much. It’s a satire post. And most of you will hopefully realise sarcasm is 90% of my personality.
Some Actual Tips for Finding Time to Read:
These are all posts I found via a very quick Google search. If you know of other great posts that share some awesome tips please share the links in the comments!
- The Secret to Finding Time to Read | CBS News
- 5 Ways to Make Time to Read | Michael Hyatt
- 10 Ways to Find More Time for Reading | Books on the Nightstand
- 1o Practical Tips for Finding Time to Read | Jana Says