Most of us experience countless demands on our daily time and energy. To make matters worse, the holiday season always adds to the hustle and bustle of our normally busy lives. But no matter how busy you are, it’s important to take a few moments for yourself every day. Reading a book is a great way to pamper yourself and relax. It’s a simple yet effective way to relieve everyday stress. Imagine yourself sitting in your favorite chair with your feet propped up, a steaming cup of tea in one hand, and a good book in the other hand.

Reading can be a big stress reliever because it allows you to put yourself into someone else’s mind. You can momentarily escape your own troubles as you live someone else’s dream, solve their mystery, or experience their love. And with reading, you don’t have to feel guilty about taking time to do something just for yourself. Reading enhances your vocabulary, which enables you to speak and write better. This is a benefit no matter what your occupation. As an avid reader, I’ve discovered many ways to not only make time for myself to read, but also ways to find a book I’m sure to enjoy.

Making Time to Read

Some of you are probably wondering how you’ll fit another activity into your busy routine. Maybe you think you’ll never make it all the way through a 250-page novel. Don’t worry; you do have the time to read-you just don’t know it yet. Here are some practical suggestions on how to make time to read. 

Finding a Book to Read

After you make time to read, you can select the perfect book. Here are some suggestions for finding a book that will interest you.