It’s the feeling that all readers fear: not being able to read.
I’ve been lucky enough to avoid a major reading slump for over 12 months now. I usually am able to pick up a comic if I’m not into my novel, or fly through a few easy YA reads before diving back into whatever book I was struggling with – but not this time. Let me explain myself.
I work somewhere between 35 hours a week at my job. I also work exclusively overnights. I know this isn’t uncommon for some people, but as a 19 year old working in the fast food industry and also trying to have somewhat of a social life, I’m fucking exhausted. And reading kind of becomes the last thing on my mind when I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to make it to bed.
Basically, to sum it up: working overnights is slowly killing me.
While it might not be showing on my blog (because I schedule posts like crazy – oops!) I haven’t been able to get more than 30-40% through a book in over a month (minus one). I haven’t even been reading comics, which is a rarity to me.
I just can’t find my reading groove again. My last major reading slump lasted 4 months, so I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again this time!
So how do I plan on fighting this reading slump? I’m not sure! I think things will have to be trialled to see how they go. I’m going to try writing on my blog after breakfast and just before work (3-5pm) and instead of sitting on my laptop before bed I’m going to use that time to read (or at least try) ((5-7am).
I don’t know what I was hoping to get out of this post, but hopefully I can look back on this in a few weeks and know that I have overcome this and somewhat figured out how to balance reading, work and my social life.
If you have any pro-tips on overcoming a reading slump, let me know down below! All the help is needed! X