Since the official launch of my blog sooo many of my friends messaged me and stated they wish they were readers but they can never find time to actually sit down and enjoy a good book. Because I love my friends so much, I am dedicating this post to helping them! As a long time reader I know what works for me when it comes to finding time to read. I for one download all my books on my phone because you never know when there will be down time during the day. This has been a life saver during long rides in the car, random visits to the car dealerships to get my car checked out, and/or during boring meetings (JK LOL). But for those of you who just can’t concentrate during the times listed above, here are some practical ways to get some reading in.
During rush hour traffic
KIMMIECUP HATES NASHVILLE TRAFFIC!! It drives me cray cray! But it is my time to medicate, practice my Beyoncé skills, and CATCH UP ON READING! Yes, ladies and gents, rush hour traffic is actually a very popular time to listen to audiobooks. Your local library has tons of audiobooks in every genre you can think of. I know most enjoy listening to music or short podcast, but you should definitely consider catching up on a reader’s top seller list during this time!
This is not my favorite way to find time to read because I end up staying up all night trying to read to the next chapter; BUT some people actually enjoy this! After a nice talk with honey, light a candle and read a chapter or two before getting some much-needed rest (make sure you blow our your candle! ☺️ ). If anything, like my friend Monique says, the book may just put you to sleep faster hahaha!
While doing cardio
Ok so this is actually when I do most of my reading. Books are my first hobby, but working out is my second. Because I enjoy both so much, I actually found a way to combine the two. I didn’t realize this was so strange until I told someone this and they were convinced they would break their neck! (READ ON YOUR PHONE!) I only have mastered the art of working out and reading while on the elliptical and Stairmaster lol. Most think I am not working hard but I actually am AND I tend to stay on longer due to not wanting to stop in the middle of a chapter. I work out 4-5 days a week with an average of at least 30-45 minutes of cardio each visit. So as you can see, I can get a lot of reading done during that time along with burning off that cookie I indulged on earlier that day :).
Hope this was of some benefit to you! Happy reading!