Let’s face it, there just isn’t enough time in a day to get our work done and go to the millions of group meetings Bentley is notorious for and manage to have somewhat of a social life. That being the case, how are we supposed to find time to read, and to read for enjoyment of all things? Reading is something that I enjoy doing, and, because of that, I have had to come up with unconventional ways to sneak in some quality reading time while at Bentley. Here are some of the places I find myself cracking open a book:
- The gym: Sure, it may not be practical to read while running on the treadmill, but on your less ambitious gym days, reading on an elliptical or bike can actually make your workout more bearable. Who knows, you may find that you end up working out longer just to get to the end of an interesting chapter.
- Public transportation: While you may not carry a book with you when taking the shuttle into Boston on weekends to hit up Ned Devine’s, you’ll probably find yourself on the shuttle or the T at other times. If you aren’t the type of person who gets motion sickness simply by gazing at an advertisement, reading a book is a great way to pass the time (unless you prefer people-watching). Just make sure you don’t get so caught up in the story that you miss your stop!
- Before bed: We all have a lot on our minds. Reading a few pages before you hit the sack is a great way to clear your head. Instead of going to bed thinking about present values, future values, and interest rates, you can go to bed thinking about what predicament your favorite characters will find themselves in next. I don’t know about you, but the second option sounds much more appealing.
Trust me, I know that it is hard to find time to yourself; however, reading a book can provide you with an escape from reality, even if it is just for a few minutes (or pages). Hopefully after reading this you are able to rekindle your old flame with books, at least a little.