Time management has never been my strong suit. I struggle with the concept of time. I think I have more time than I have when I don’t, which can make me late at times. Conversely, I will think I don’t have enough time when actually I have plenty of it, which can make me actually lose time.
Time plain confounds me.
However, I have never had a problem finding time to read. Lately, though, this has been confounding me as well. Once upon a time, I could come home from work and spend hours curled up reading. Or I read late into the night on weekends. Not to mention reading on work breaks and lunches, on commercial breaks, or standing in line.
Since I’ve been working at my current job I have set the commute, my two breaks, and my lunch “hour” for reading. When I first started I could a read a book a week with just this time alone. It’s not a lot of time, but it’s enough.
Now I am finding other things encroaching upon my break time at work. Sometimes I don’t even take my fifteen minutes because I am too busy and I save it for my lunch time. And since I’ve started reading the New York Times, which takes up my whole commute time, I find I have seemingly less time for books.
I find this interesting as I’ve never had a problem making time to read. It could be I have too much on my plate. Or it could simply be that I just am in a reading slump.
I am curious about you, dear reader. How do you manage your time for reading, keeping abreast of the news, and your fellow bloggers? Do you have any tricks or tips? Are you a time management expert? Please do share your secrets in the comments. 🙂