How to deal with your reading slump..

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 🙃🙃

This is something I just wanted to share with you all!

Love you all always, even on days when you feel completely unloved and alone in the world🤗🤗

Life isn’t always about winning | learn to accept your failures..

Hi y’all!! How’re you doing ? I really hope you’re fine. If you’re not, please remember that there’s always light at the end of a tunnel. Also, you can reach out to me and we’ll talk about it🤗

Alright, so how am I doing? I’m doing really okay, although I’m a little bit frustrated because my “girlfriend” is going through so much stuff right now and she’s not letting me in. I totally understand but I can’t help my worrying. Okay okay, TMI already, let’s get into today’s post.

So, today I just want to motivate you and provide you with comfort. So hopefully after reading today’s post, you feel motivated, gingered, and comforted.

So, one thing about so many people(maybe all of us) is that we expect to win at everything all the time. Not gonna lie, this used to be me before but I’ve learned now and I want y’all to learn as well. I’m sure you’ve heard that life’s all about ups and downs so many times before. Yeah but we don’t acknowledge it. We fail to understand that life was not designed for us to be winners all the time. In fact, life was designed for us to fail so many times. Believe or not, it’s so true🙃

From every failure comes a lesson. It’s now up to us to acknowledge it. Don’t get me wrong, please always be optimistic and be very positive in every situation but you still need to always prepare yourself for the worst and that’s where we all fail at. We forget that we’re not always winners and that’s completely okay. No matter what kind of life you live, you’ll have good times and bad times. We really all need to do better with acknowledging this.

Don’t blind your eyes and ignore the fact that something won’t always go as you expect. There are sometimes when we are extremely positive and we have so much faith in God and things will still go wrong. Trust me, this is God telling you that it’s not yet time, Him telling you that keep trusting me, I have a plan. Yes, God wants you to win always but God will also throw some failures in your way because He knows His plans for you and God knows best!

A lot of us are always so devastated when we experience failures and this is because we don’t prepare ourselves for it. See, once you accept and acknowledge the fact that life isn’t all about winning, you gain more insight into God’s plan for your life and you also react better to failure(s). Sometimes failure comes and it destroys us all because we aren’t prepared for it. When you are prepared to accept failure, because it’s a part of life, the damage of the failure won’t really affect you that much. Yes, it’s true.

Moral of my story is that we should all learn to accept the fact that we will experience some failures in this life and honestly these failures might not be representative of you as a person, they might be all part of God’s plans for your life. Experiencing failure doesn’t mean you’re a failure yourself, it just means that you’re human. What you now do is learn from that failure and let it motivate you and push you to always try to be the best version of yourself:)

One more thing, sometimes we plan and prepare so much for an amazing outcome but we are greeted with failure. This feeling has got to be one of the worst things in the world. Yea!! but don’t let your failure determine who you are and what you’re worth. Learn to accept that not every time would you be met with a good outcome. Once you learn to accept that failures are a part of life, you would be a stronger person with a growth mindset and you’ll be blessed with strength to face your worst days and all the bad outcomes of your life.

Whenever you face failures, always be very kind to yourself. Your failure doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Please still treat yourself with kindness, no matter what!!

So, someone said this to me , “But you know uncertainties still confront you even when you try to believe God can surpass your fears” Yes, those failures will bring you down and break you down, and it’s completely okay to grieve and even break down but that’s where FAITH comes in. This is where your faith is tested and it’s where your faith in God has to be very strong. So on days when your failures or uncertainties drag you down, your faith will drag you back up. That’s the amazing thing about living a life with God. He gives you strength when you’re weak and He fills you with hope. God is good y’all!!

That’s it for today. I hope you were comforted and motivated. I also pray that God will fill you with hope and give you strength to face any failures and the grace to get back up from your failures in Jesus name. Amen!!

Hey, don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know your own thoughts and opinions on today’s post. If you also have any questions, let me know in the comments.

Love you all always🤗🤗

.p.s.I’m not lesbian or bisexual, she’s my very close friend, who I call girl friend.

..also, TMI means too much information..