This week’s topic is ‘When are reading breaks a good idea?’
Do you ever take breaks from reading?
No. There are always periods were I read less, but I never fully stop reading. I sometimes do not listen to audiobooks for a while, but I always read something physical every day! Even when it is just a chapter before I go to sleep, it helps my mind calm down hahah!
What causes you to take a reading break and how long are they typically?
The periods were I read less are mainly because I’m burnt out on reading haha, or I’m very busy with other things and just do not have the brain power to read. For example when I was writing my thesis, I was just reading and writing for that the whole day. So when I was done with that for the day I just did not want to continue reading, I preferred to just watch something!
With audiobooks I often take a break when I find myself not enjoying any of them, which makes me not focus and often giving the book a lower rating, even though it is a book I ‘should’ love. Then I know it is time to just listen to some music and try again later!
When would you recommend reading breaks to others?
When you find yourself struggling to pick up a book, when you’re not enjoying your reading time, not enjoying anything you read! Or just when you feel like it!
Do you think reading breaks help you read more in the long run?
Maybe not read more, but I think you would enjoy the books more that you do pick up!