Reading is an important part of daily life, but finding the time to read can be a challenge when you’re busy.

Believe me, I know the feeling.

Whether you’re a student, a working professional, or a busy parent, creating a reading routine that fits into your busy schedule can help you to stay on track with your reading goals.

Creating a reading routine that fits with a busy schedule can be challenging, but it’s not impossible.

Here are some tips to help you establish a reading routine that works for you:

  1. Schedule it: Make reading a priority by scheduling it into your daily or weekly routine. Set aside a specific time slot for reading and stick to it as much as possible.
  2. Start small: If you’re struggling to find time to read, start with just 10-15 minutes a day. It’s better to read a little bit every day than to try to read for hours on end and burn out quickly. When you become a patron of The Smut Peddling Project you get one chapter at at time, which can be a nice way to break up your reading!
  3. Make use of idle moments: Take advantage of any idle moments during the day, such as commuting or waiting in line, to read a few pages of a book or an article.
  4. Use audiobooks: If you find it difficult to fit in physical reading, try listening to audiobooks while you’re doing other activities, such as driving or doing chores.
  5. Set goals: Set yourself a reading goal for the year or month, such as reading a certain number of books or pages. Having a goal can motivate you to make time for reading.
  6. Join a reading group: Joining a book club or reading group can help you to stay accountable and motivated to read regularly.

Remember, it’s important to be realistic with your reading routine and not put too much pressure on yourself.

Even if you only manage to read a few pages a day, that’s still progress towards your reading goals.

The most important thing is to make reading a habit that you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyle.