I was really keen to improve on my reading habits last year. As a student, I rarely read leisurely because I associated it with academic pressure. I tried to get as far away as possible from books in my spare time. Time outside my studies would be spent engaging with people, exercising or watching shows.
I only recently started using reading as a tool to relax. But then, where is the time? My days are super busy and finding time in the evening often seems elusive.
Sometime last year I started reading in the car on the way to work in the morning. And it became a habit. Soon, I found myself finishing books that were taking me months to read.
I’ve realised I don’t need to set aside a period to sit down and read. I can make use of the spaces in my day where I’m unoccupied:
- on the commute to and from work/school
- at lunchtime
- at a cafe while waiting for someone
- in waiting rooms
- on a road trip (although if you get nauseous on long car rides like me, you might need to minimise)
The thing is to keep the book you’re reading in your bag so you can grab it whenever. Those 10/15/30 minutes of reading while in traffic add up and help you finish books. I rarely read at home. Most of my reading is done while out and about.
This approach has really helped me be more efficient with time in general- if you find yourself having no time, think about how to utilise your small in-between times. 10 minutes can be little, but it can also be sufficient time to advance many of the small (or big) tasks.
Last year I read (in the order I read them):
- rencontre azerbaijan Coconut by Kopano Matlwa
- le opzioni binarie sono redditizie The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- go to site Kitchen Table Series by Carrie Mae Weems
- http://www.cmcglobal.com/makios/9355 The Big Conservation Lie by Mordecai Ogada and Mbaria wa Mbaria
- Cosa e opzioni binarie il miglior blocher Trading online per chi comincia Opzioni binarie 10 dollari deposito Autoopzioni binario Iq optioni binarie Trading in Dusk in the Morning by Kap Kirwok
- follow site Building a Movement to End The New Jim Crow by Daniel Hunter
- rencontres d'averroes 2012 marseille Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge by Obioma Nnaemeka
- source url The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
On my list this year:
- source link Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- go to link Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- go to link The Wretched of The Earth by Frantz Fanon
- source Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi by Kenda Mutongi
What else should I read? Let me know.
© Tessy Maritim