It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, I’ll admit. I started university back around the same time I took a break from my little passion project, and just haven’t had the time to pick it back up. I got extremely busy trying to adapt to university from high school, and threw myself into extra-curriculars to make friends, and my blog just started to feel like something I had to do instead of something I wanted to do.
However, after picking up a few really REALLY good books (reviews coming soon!!) over the past few weeks during our uni break, I can feel my passion has re-ignited! YAY! So if any of you are in the same boat as I was, or for those who are starting university, it may seem super daunting, and I totally understand! It really does take quite a bit of time to figure out how to balance everything that I need to do with everything I want to do.
So, how do you find time to read for fun while going through a big change like this?
Before we get into it, it’s so important to stress that you don’t have to read if you want to take some time to focus on settling in! That’s the magical thing about books, they’ll always be here for you when you’ve got more time, or when you want to relax. There’s no rush to read the newest and greatest books, you won’t be missing out on anything, I promise! Go at your own pace. It also depends on which degree you’re studying – some take up a bit more time than others, but don’t stress!
Tips and Tricks
- Read during transport
Do you take public transport to get to university? Or perhaps you drive? Either way, use that time to squeeze in a little reading time! Download an eBook on your phone or tablet so you don’t need to carry around a physical book, or maybe try out an audiobook for easy listening.
- Read between classes!
Do you have an hour or so between classes each week? I usually have an hour-two between classes! I find it difficult to get in a studying mindset if I only have an hour between classes, so if I’m not with friends, I like to sit outside somewhere quiet and read for a bit.
- Join a book club (or make your own!)
If you’re lucky enough to have a university book club, join it! It’s a great way to make friends and share your love for reading with other people, they’re wonderful for encouraging you to read when you’re feeling burnt out, and they can help introduce you to some fun new books! If you don’t have a book club, take a leap and make one!
Do you have any tips? What worked for you when you began university, or any other major life change? Let me know, I’d love to hear them!