When you’re stressed and out of time, it can be hard to find time for reading. Read on to get tips on how to find more time for reading!
As a kid, I always had my nose in a book. If you ask my parents, they’ll tell you stories of my walking down sidewalks barely looking because I was reading. (Not my best idea, since I’m pretty clumsy.) Reading was my thing. I never understood the kids that despised reading – to me there is nothing better. I would stay up incredibly late, well past my bedtime, a clip-on book light lighting the words, and finish a book a day. It drove my love for writing and is probably what pushed me to become a journalism major.
And then I had kids. For a while, I was still reading a lot – Alex had bought me a for my 21st birthday (I; ve recently converted to a Kindle, though) and I would prop it up on something and read in the dark hours of the night, trying to rock Ryan to sleep. But as he got older, and especially once we added Owen to the mix, late night reading sessions become less and less and my daytime sessions evaporated completely – between ensuring that Ryan didn’t get into God knows what and using my ‘free’ time when the boys are sleeping catching up on cleaning or blogging, I just hadn’t made the time.
Which is a shame.
In January, I made myself promise to read more – I’d been way too stressed at the time and reading is something that always mellows me. When we went on our vacation in January, I devoted a good chunk of driving and down time to reading and immediately saw a difference. I now am reading a few books a month that I consider to be my ‘me’ time – something crazy important for stress mommas!
Struggling with the same thing? Have no fear! I’m sharing my favorite tips for how to find more time for reading!