Guest Blog Post: “How to Make Time to Read,” in Jeyran Main’s exact words

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Need help getting a grip on time management? Photo thanks to the gifted Ryan McGuire.

 

Jeyran reads a lot. She has to, as a blogger, a consumer reviewer, a book editor, a book promoter, and a freelance book translator. Read on for tips to readers at da-AL’s blog on how she does it…

How to make time to read?

I have been asked numerous amount of times regarding my reading habits and how I get to read so many books and still manage to juggle everything else in my life.

Reading induces creativity and helps you mature your conception regarding complex problems. You grow intellectually and at the same time it comforts you in so many ways, which you may have never experienced.

Studies have shown that every year the average number of books being read in the United States decreases. This I believe is due to the hectic lifestyles we are modernizing into. Making time for such a rewarding thing, in my opinion, is crucial for your mental stability, growth and mood. Hence, I am going to share my secrets on how I read so many books a year with you, for it is just as beneficial as exercising every day.

Secret Number One: Set a goal when you start

When you start to read a book. Pick how many pages you wish to indulge in before setting it aside. For instance, promise yourself that no matter what, you will read 50 pages before you get up to do anything else.

You can increase the amount of pages, as you become a more regular reader.

Secret Number Two: Practice Speed Reading

This is a technique that is taught and is very effective. Speed-reading is especially beneficial if you are in university and you have piles of books (over 300 pages) you need to read in a short amount of time.

These techniques include things like reading in-group words instead of word by word or forcing your eyes to move faster by using a ruler or pen across the page.

Secret Number Three: Read before you sleep 

Reading before you sleep relaxes you and tires your eyes in assisting you to sleep better. It allows you to put everything you have done aside during the day and just sweep you away into the world of which your book takes you into.

Next time you feel that you have no time to read, think again. You have more time than you think.

Written by Jeyran Main

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Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

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3 thoughts on “Guest Blog Post: “How to Make Time to Read,” in Jeyran Main’s exact words

  1. Thank you for the tips. I think the first and the third ones sound particularly good for me. I’ve never had much luck with speed reading, although perhaps I just didn’t persevere long enough. My eyes whizzed over the pages like I had rockets glued to my eyeballs, but whenever I got to the end of a chapter, I’d realize I had no idea what had just happened in the story. 🙂

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