How to read more


I've always loved reading as far back as I can remember. This year I set myself the goal of reading more. This is because since having Blake I found I'd been reading less and less. Now I've started to really get back into it and have been asked frequently how I find the time to read more.

All I've done is made simple changes:

Read everyday 
I always make sure I find the time to read every single day.  Even if its a few chapters before bed.

Fitting it in
Most of my reading time is in the evening once Blake is in bed. I also try and fit in some reading once Blake is at pre-school and whenever I get a chance at other points in the day depending on how much there is to do.

Turn off the TV
I used to watch Hollyoaks in the evening's and once Blake was in bed I'd spend a good 3 to 4 hours binge watching something on Netflix. I've now cut this down so that I can read more. 

Putting down my phone
I also found I'd waste precious reading time by scrolling through Facebook and instagram a lot. It can be easy to get sucked into social media so I'm trying to cut my time online down. 

As I said its just very simple things I've been doing. Do you think you could cut down on tv and social media usage? If you give it a try to get more reading done I'd love to know how you get on. Last of all I want to know when do you find the best time to read? Are you like me and find the evening's the best? 

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  1. Hey there! I saw your post on the Love and Lattes book club fb page! I know what you mean about social media, I've wasted so many hours just scrolling through all the drama on fb when I could have been reading. Luckily my kids are getting older now so I can read longer books to them like Harry Potter. My reading time is also limited to after the kids are asleep. I found that keeping a graph record of the pages I read each night in my bullet journal motivates me to read more, since I love coloring things in. Thank you for the tips!

  2. Turning off the TV is the best one. It's so easy to sit there mindlessly flicking between the channels when you could be reading a good book. I've started to switch off more and more these days. Reading a good book is far more relaxing.