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Life gets crazy this time of the year. My workload is heavier. Then there’s the holiday stuff: shopping for gifts, planning our Christmas menu, and grocery shopping. By the end of the day, I’m so exhausted, I can barely hold up a book.
I feel lost when I go too long without picking up a book. I do my best to make time for some fun reading each day. Escaping into a book relaxes me and keeps me from feeling too stressed. Emphasis on the less stress part. Basically, I’m happier when I read.
Though, when life gets busy, I adjust the manner in which I read. I’ve got some tips that can help you get your books in even during the hustle and bustle of life.
3 Ways to Keep Reading When Life Gets in the Way
Listen to audiobooks: My list of errands is miles long, which means waiting in line at the post office or running out to the store for gift wrap. Luckily, it’s easy enough to pop in my earbuds and listen to an audiobook on my Audible app. I get to read and cross off items off my shopping list at the same time.
Tip: Download your Audible audiobook to your phone via wifi so you don’t incur and data overages.
Read novellas or anthologies: When I have a tough time slowing down my brain, I find it tough to dive into longer books. Shorter stories are easier for me get into. They usually have less backstory for me to keep track of and move fairly quickly. Just because they’re shorter doesn’t mean they’re not as good. If you’ve never tried an anthology of short stories, you’re missing out!
Escape into genre fiction: I love a good literary novel, but I also love a good suspense thriller or a laugh out loud historical romance. Because they are so different from my own life, I can relax into the story instead of analyzing it. I turn off my reviewer lens and just enjoy the story.
Want to try an audiobook while you’re running holiday errands? Get a free book with your 30-day trial to Audible. There’s a huge selection of books to choose from on Audible–there something for everyone. I like that you can listen to samples of the audiobooks to help me pick out my next book.
If you’re not sure where to start, download Bruce Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run as your free book. I’m looking forward to learning about his life in his own words and voice. In addition to his vocal performance, Springsteen also played and recorded short instrumental versions of songs that serve as background and introductory music to his narration You can’t get that from a print or e-book!
How do you find time to read when life gets busy?
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