Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Just One More Page.
Today’s Musing Mondays post is about used reading time. Do you have to carve out time for reading due to work or other obligations? Or does your reading just happen naturally?
I really wish that I could say that reading time always happens naturally for me, but this is no longer the case. I’m working on it, though!
A few months ago, when I really started getting heavily back into reading after a bit of a hiatus due to school and starting out my career, I always had to make sure to carve out time for reading around work, social events, and other obligations. I had to consciously think, today I’m going to sit down and read for at least an hour at some point. That was a start, and got me back into the habit, and remembering how much I enjoy curling up with a book.
Since then, it’s become more ingrained, but I still have to make a conscious effort from time to time. I’ve gone back to carrying at least one book around with me wherever I go, which means that I now read on the subway, while standing in line, during breaks at school … it’s become more of a subconscious habit. At home, it’s definitely now more of a natural thing – I’ll just pick up a book instead of watching tv or playing on my computer, which is something I definitely missed for the last few years.