Hi y’all! How’re you all doing? I really really hope we are all doing fine! If you’re not, please try your best to keep your head up! I’m rooting for you and I know that you’ll be okay because God says so.🤍🤍
So how am I doing? I am actually doing so much better than last time(I am soo stuck, tired, and exhausted..| Midnight struggles..) I’ve been pretty busy with school, and different extracurricular activities. I’ve also been so busy with different assignments and so many other things. In all, I am pretty good, all thanks to God:)
Okay, let’s move onn..
What’s a reading slump?
According to bookriot.com, a reading slump is a time when no story seems to hold your attention, and you simply are not motivated to read.
I honestly think that a lot of people go through reading slumps. I know that sometimes, it’s so hard for us to admit it because we don’t want people to see or know that we are struggling or for whatever reason.
If you really read a lot, you have probably been in a reading slump a couple of times. Or maybe you’re in one right now.
The thing is that, being in a reading slump is not something so bad, and it doesn’t make you a lazy person. Sometimes, things just happen and it can happen for whatever reason, and we might not even understand why it happens. It’s okay, I promise. I’ve been there a couple of times and I’ve been able to collect a couple of tips on how to deal with your reading slump. Keep reading!
Tips on how to deal with your reading slump..
1) The first thing is to not beat yourself up because of this. Like I said earlier, sometimes it happens! So, you really need to accept it. You know, you might even need that break; so don’t be mad at yourself for feeling unmotivated to read. Just let yourself take that break for a while and try to relax!
2) Use that time to do other things that you like to do. You probably have been reading so much that you’ve stopped doing other things that you love, so take this time to do other things that make you happy. Don’t spend your reading slump crying yourself to sleep and lamenting, instead use it to your own benefit. Do those other things you love and you can even try new activities. Try it!
3)Find other reading methods and try to incorporate fun into reading. There are some of us who only read physical books. This is not bad but what’s the fun in only reading physical books when you can read so many other ways. If you’re experiencing a reading slump, you should try reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks.
When I was recently experiencing a very bad reading slump, what I did to help me get better was to find other ways to read. I tried reading e-books and this helped me to slowly climb out of my reading slump. I incorporated fun into my reading by reading in other ways. So, if you’re experiencing a reading slump, you should really try reading in other ways than you’re used to and this might just be what helps you to get out of your reading slump.
4) Another thing you can do is switch genres. You should read books from genres you’re not used to. Maybe you just need to get away from reading that genre you’re always reading. You can switch to anthologies, YA fiction, comic books, and so many others. Just read something new, and it might just be what you really need!
5)Also, you can ask for help! Ask for help from other readers, you can read together, or even join a book club. Don’t hesitate and don’t feel ashamed to ask other readers for help. Most of us experience reading slumps, so reach out to other people because they probably have gone through what you are going through with your reading slump. Don’t let your fear get to you, ask for help!
I really think that we all need to realize that reading slumps happen to a lot of people all over the world. So if you’re experiencing it, you’re not alone! I’ve been there plenty of times! It’s not something to be ashamed of, you need to embrace it, and you’ll be fine!
That’s all for today y’all! Thank you so much for reading. If you have any questions or thoughts or any other ideas on how to deal with reading slumps, then leave a comment. Also, if you’ve experienced a reading slump or are experiencing one right now, leave a comment and tell me about it. Bye y’all 🙃🙃
Love you all always, even on days when you feel completely unloved and alone in the world🤗🤗