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    I used to love reading books before I started university, like to the point where I'd read like 11 books a month. Constantly reading. I was obsessed.

    I wish I could start to read again, even if it takes me a month to finish just one book, but I can't seem to find the time to read books and study (I'm doing a Law degree) and also socialise, and rest too I guess.

    I feel like there's no enough time to have a hobby anymore.


    Any of you like reading books and have managed to find a way to balance a demanding degree with reading books for fun???
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    Like you I was also a big reader when I was younger. I've found that as I've gotten older, I've had less time to read which is a pity. However I've always made sure that I spend at least half an hour reading everyday. I've made a habit of reading at night before I go to bed - I find it very relaxing compared to staring in front of a computer screen. There are also small windows throughout the day which you could utilise: reading while eating your lunch, or while commuting on the bus for example.

    I also have a Goodreads account where I make a list of all the books I've read and want to read (currently at 350 books to-read ). That helps to keep me motivated. I just always make sure I have a book in my bag, so that if I find myself waiting around (such as for an appointment or in between placements) I can just whip it out. I've noticed a lot of people take out their phones at every opportunity they can throughout the day - no reason you can't do the same with books!
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    Does saying I feel the same way help?
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    Spend fifteen minutes/half an hour before bed reading. It'll help you zone out and help you sleep much better.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Spend fifteen minutes/half an hour before bed reading. It'll help you zone out and help you sleep much better.
    I do this. Tends to be for 30-60 minutes though, usually works well, unless its an exciting part of the book in which case I really struggle to put it down.
 
 
 
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