Reading is magical. It can make us laugh, cry, and it can inspire people the world over. But sometimes…you just don’t have the motivation to open that first page.
Here’s some tips to get back into reading when you’ve begun to slack off.
• BUILD A ROUTINE!
Do you have certain things you do before bed? When you do those things, it might help you relax and prepare for rest. So if you set a routine for reading, it can prepare your mind for reading.
EXAMPLES: reading before dinner, reading after homework, etc.
Get blankets, a drink, and a nice place to sit. Reading is great for the mind, so why not make it comfy for the body too?
Don’t feel pressured to read a certain amount of pages a day. Even 5 pages is better than nothing!
•TRY NEW THINGS!
If you feel your books are dull, try a new genre. Sometimes you need something new to spark your interest!
•LOOK FOR RECOMMENDATIONS!
MV Teen Voice has tons of book reviews to browse through – reading other’s opinions on books is a great way to find the best for you.
•REREAD AN OLD FAVORITE!
Try a book you have read before and loved! A lot of people see this as a great way to encourage your mind to read more – starting slow in your comfort zone.
•IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT…THAT’S OKAY!
If you’re reading a book, and you feel like it’s just not for you…don’t feel pressured to finish. Often times this drags you down from reading and demotivates you. Find something you really love, and read that!
Hopefully these tips can spark your motivation and get you back into reading. After all…
“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.”-Neil Gaiman
Thank you! I’ve been in a reading slump for a little over a year, but I haven’t been able to figure out why. I’ve wanted to get back into reading like I used to last year but it just hasn’t been coming to me. Hopefully these tips can help me!
Great tips! I’ve recently gotten back into reading after being in a slump for quite a while, so I can resonate with a lot of these suggestions. Thanks for sharing!