With December at our feet, it is only around the corner that we will welcome 2023, and a new year will be upon us. A new beginning, a new 365 days we can embark upon to fulfill goals and dreams so we can reach for the stars.
Every year is a new opportunity to make ourselves better individuals and more productive team members. New Year’s resolutions have been around for a long time. Probably as long as New Year’s celebrations and countdowns. The resolution to do better, be better and make a difference is inherently stronger at the beginning of the year.
Take advantage of this new energy and list everything you want to achieve. Even if you cannot accomplish all of these goals this year, you have a list of resolutions you can always refer to next year.
Book lovers are always looking for ways to find time to read more. With hectic work schedules and family commitments, finding the time to pick up a book is always hard. This guide will give you some great resolutions to work towards in 2023.
New Year’s Resolutions for Readers
If you love to read, there is the only thing you want to do more of: read! Reading is considered a luxury for some with so many work and family activities planned. With the New Year fast approaching, avid readers are looking for tactics to get in more time to finish that book that’s been sitting on your shelf for months. Please take note and try them. You can thank us later, after you finish that book!
1. Make More Time to Read
It sounds easier said than done. But at the end of the day, you must commit to making more time to read. This may mean you have to prioritize your activities. You will spend less screen time in the evening and more time behind a book. You will eventually see that there are ways to make time to do more of what you love.
2. Read Unfamiliar Genres
If you feel that reading the same kind of books you have been reading for years is boring. It may be time to explore some new genres. If you are a mystery fan, try science fiction. If you only read romance, try historical reads. You will find that your interest in reading the book will increase once you change the genres. You will want to know what those sci-fi fans are going on about.
3. Make a Book List
Making lists are the way book readers get things done. Making a list of your book bucket list is a great way to start reading again. Try a short, fun list of five books. Pick them and start today. Crossing them off one by one will bring satisfaction and make you feel productive. The best part? Share your list with your social network and see what other people are reading.
4. Decrease Screen Time
This is an automatic win-win. Not only are you doing something for your mind and well-being you are making time to do something more enjoyable. Often we end our day scrolling through our phones. Try putting the phone down and picking up a book. What is the best way to get this done? Leave your phone in a hard-to-reach place and place your books next to your bed—an easy way to reach for the better choice. Soon you will notice you may fall asleep better because you are no longer exposing yourself to blue light right before bed. You can thank us later.
5. Share Your Favourites
A great way to get into the mood of reading is to share your favorites with your friends and family. Not only does it cause a ripple effect by encouraging others to read, and it can start a great dialogue around an author or an exciting book.
6. Try Audiobooks
Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books even if you cannot take the time to turn pages. You can stick an audiobook in the car on your way to work or when you pick up the kiddos from school. You can hear the book read by the author, which is a treat!
7. Join a Book Club
Joining a book club is a great way to motivate yourself to read more and enjoy literary discussions with like-minded people. Being in a book club will hold you accountable for reading the book and making time to think about what the book means to you. It is a great way to back on track regarding reading. Try it!
Resolutions to Make This Year if You Love Books
Resolutions are a great way to start the New Year. As a book lover and reader, make a resolution to make more time to read, and you have already started your year better. Check out our resolutions and commit to sticking to them.
New Year’s Resolutions for Book Lovers
We hope you enjoyed these great New Year’s resolutions for 2023. May the New Year bring health, happiness, and peace to book lovers worldwide!
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