5 Times I Find To Read During The Day

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This is a funny post for me to write right now because I’m not reading. I’m finding myself doing crossword puzzles (I found this one at Blue Willow Books last week!), binging Harry and Megan and Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix (I started Grey’s over from the beginning), and scrolling a lot on my phone. While I would like to stop doing the latter, the others are bringing me joy in this season. I’m also making lists of books I want to read in 2023, and I know that post-Christmas, I’m going to feel ready to jump into reading again.

In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about when in my day, I usually find the time to read, and there are five times that stick out to me. 

When do you find time to read in your day? Do we have similar or different times?

Five Times I Find To Read During The Day

  • Early Morning Quiet Time – Ideally, I get up at 5:30am on weekdays and have about 60-90 minutes of quiet time to journal, write, and read. Practically, this happens some days and not others. I’m currently in a two week period where it hasn’t happened at all. When I’m in a good routine with this, I like to use this time to read non-fiction because I’m at my freshest and I can read sections and process in my notebook.
  • Weekend Afternoons – I do the bulk of reading on the weekends. In our family, the post-nap to bedtime routine period on weekends is usually an independent play time, including unlimited screen time. Which means you can usually find me on the couch reading.
  • While Sittervising – Kids are playing outside? I’m sittervising with a book. Kids are doing a craft inside? I’m sittervising with a book. Little kids are in the bath? I’m sittervising with a book. Any opportunity where the kids are occupied, but need supervision, I am nearby watching with a book. All the shout-outs to Susie at Busy Toddler for normalizing sittervising!
  • While Adulting – I’ve shared before that I love audiobooks because they help me to look forward to taking walks, folding laundry, and washing dishes – and I stand by it. I get through 2-3 audiobooks per month just by listening while doing these things.
  • In the Margin Times – I am someone who can read in small snippets – I know that does not work for everyone – so I bring my book to curbside grocery pickup, doctor waiting rooms, and kid-activity waiting areas. I finished quite a few books while Big E does gymnastics this year, including this one and this one.

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1 Comment

Gaby · December 22, 2022 at 2:23 am

I have been trying to get back on Audio Book listening. When I use to have a longer commute, I would play all the books I could. Love the List! Thank you for sharing.

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