Just Like Training for a Marathon...

How are those New Year resolutions coming along? I always make a fresh attempt to read more, exercise more, clean more, smile more, etc. when New Years comes around, but around February I've slid back into old habits.

This year, I've actually done pretty well. I go to a step class and a yoga class, I walk around campus more than I drive, I wake up at a reasonable hour on days when I don't have classes... but my reading has fallen off. For me, reading is like training for a marathon--satisfying when I'm doing it, but hard to get back into when I've fallen out of the habit.

It's not that I'm not enjoying the books--I have a stack of tempting texts on my nightstand. The problem is, I'm doing such a good job with all my other resolutions, I'm running out of time to read!

So my question is, how do you find time to read when your schedule is hectic? Share your tips and tricks! Meanwhile, I'm going to get back to looking for news stories for next week's issue of the paper, and pretending to listen to my Media Law teacher--I'm a little bit proud of my triple-tasking!


Kitten said...

I multi-task my reading. I take a book with me on the tredmill or the elliptical and I read the time away. It helps me focus on my workout. And...I get to stay on the machine longer, too!

I also read for about half an hour or an hour before bed. Here's my routine: I shower, brew a cup of tea, put my pjs on, and read while sipping my tea. It's a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

I know you're a college student and that time to read can be hard to find. I actually stopped reading for pleasure for almost 10 years after graduation because of all the required reading I had to do in college and grad school. Two years ago, however, I got back into it and I haven't stopped.

Still, it's great that you've kept your other resolutions! Don't knock yourself down for those!

samantha.1020 said...

I have times when my reading gets pushed to the side. When I'm stressed out though I go back to reading to relax and bring me comfort. Hope you get back to reading soon :)

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