With a new semester at a new school and living in a new apartment, I'm beat. When I'm not in class I don't feel like doing anything besides sleeping. That means I have no energy left to read for pleasure or to write about what I'm reading, and that makes me feel sluggish and not my normal self (kinda like going through a day without your morning beverage of choice.)
Which is one of the weird things about college, it's marketed as the time in your life where you discover what you're good at and what you enjoy, but it also makes it impossible to do those things. And I know the next year is going to be even busier with school, and then after that I have at least two years of grad school.
Thinking about all of this time that I won't have the energy or free time to do something that I truly enjoy has left me a little depressed with a "why even bother to read, I only have twenty free minutes" attitude, But I think the best cure for this problem is to... read!
To get myself out of this slumpy mindset, I plan on rereading some of my favorite books, After finishing the book I'm reading now, (Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas which is amazing but almost six hundred pages long!) I plan to pick up the rest of the books on my rereads of 2014 list (You can see my mid-year update here.) So that means I will be reading one of my all time favorite books The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Not only is this one of my favorite books, but it fits my situation all too perfectly right now, Esther I feel ya girl! My second reread I have planned is The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.
Knowing that I plan to reread some of my favorite books helps motivate me to read with those extra twenty minutes that I would previously use to just lay in bed.
What do you do to get out of a reading slump or even a life slump?
Leave me your tips!