What is a reading slump, you might be asking? It is when, no matter how much you love books, you struggle with actually wanting to read. It's an identity crisis for passionate readers.
Sometimes a slump hits you suddenly, and other times, it is a gradually ensuing condition. But no bookworm wants to be stuck forever in this reading rut.
Your first reaction is to be desperately sad.
You know you need to get out of the slump as soon as possible.
You think, "Maybe I'll just push through. I can sit down and force myself to read."
Then, "Wait, what? Force myself to read? Did I really just say that? Just yesterday, all I wanted to do was curl up with a good book!"
To get out of a reading slump, I suggest doing something different. Distract yourself from the problem for a while. While you're waiting for your energy to return, do something creative. It will reawaken your troubled brain. Draw, paint, write, go outside, bake, etc. Focus on your other hobbies for a few days.
After doing something creative, you can try going to places that inspire you to read. Jumpstart your reading life with a trip to the library, bookstore, your bookshelf, others' bookshelves, or even a bookish website that inspires you. (More on places that inspire you to read tomorrow!)
Challenge for today: If you find yourself in a reading slump, do something creative and then find something that will inspire you to get back in the reading game. :)
How do you get out of a reading slump?
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This post is part of my 31 Days to a Better Reading Life series.