Hello again! It’s been a while (again!). Unfortunately, I couldn’t do some weekly posts and respond to the tags and awards consecutively, since I was getting more and more occupied with college (it’s near the end of the semester and all), and I figured that if I did tags and awards only during these busy times, I would lack content coming from myself. So, I believe that tags and awards would have to wait, if there were any more left, that is (I’m really really sorry for this! 😦 ). Still, I have some time to spare from time to time, and during those times, a thought came to me, and I would like to hear your thoughts about the matter, too! 😀
Lately, I’m trying really hard to read the book I am currently reading (it’s Johanna Spyri’s Heidi), but while reading, my thoughts keep on drifting towards the assignments and final projects which need to be done, even though at certain times, there really wasn’t much I can do about them. I need to finish things one by one, and not all of them altogether, and I told myself that I deserve a break after finishing one. Nevertheless, those thoughts always find ways into my mind when I try to read, resulting in me not really being able to read the book at all.
Usually, I can read any time I want as long as my mind is not plaguing me with all the serious thoughts. Lately, however, these thoughts cannot be cleared off unless I solve them, but the problem is, I need time to do so. I would work on them for hours, and give myself an hour or two of break-time, for example, before returning to them again. During the break, I can’t focus on reading.
With this, I realized that I am the type of person who can only focus on reading when I am in the right mood for it. Now, I know that some people can read to ‘escape’, seemingly forgetting about all the serious stuff before returning to them after reading, but I just can’t do it. I tried. I even tried to read one chapter each day, but that didn’t work most of the time. I need to clear my mind off these projects to really read. While playing games or watching videos, however, I can temporarily give myself a break, but not with reading. I believe I need to concentrate more on reading compared to the mentioned leisure activities, so that probably explains it.
With that being said, if I may know, when do you read? Can you read any time you want without being hindered by real-life problems? I believe it is interesting to get to know fellow readers with different or even the same reading behavior 🙂