Eleni at La Femme is asking us, "How do you balance reading into your busy lives?" Being that there's "sometimes school, work or being a full time mom cuts into book time."
I've often asked myself the exact same question. How do I balance it all? It's definitely not easy that's for sure, and I'm actually thankful for having a blog, as it pushes me to read as often as possible. I love being able to share my thoughts, so it helps having one! But, really, I don't think there's a magic formula.
I don't do very well multi-tasking. At all really. So, it is pretty tough deciding on how much reading time I get!
|Did I really choose homework over reading that new book I just got?|
Honestly, how I manage to read as much as I do goes back to my economics class. One thing we learned pretty recently was a term called opportunity costs which is basically the cost of giving something up when making a decision. For example, do I study for two hours or go read for few hours? Say I choose reading, the cost of doing that will be my low score on the test I take the following day.
So, in short, I figure out what my opportunity cost is going to be should I opt out of doing something to read instead.What homework assignments do I have to complete, what can wait 'til the morning, what can I squeeze in in between classes and still get a good grade? I juggle my choices...
Thanks for reading!