think youre ready to read? well...maybe not. did you know if youre comfortable when youre reading youll read longer and concentrate better? here are some things you could do to help you get ready to read.
1. find a special place
find a spot where you feel comfy and cozy but not so relaxed that you nod off when youre reading. it can be a chair or your couch or in your bed. it could be anywhere you want and it can be inside or outside. just make sure youre in a spot where you gonna feel relaxed for the whole time you plan to read.
2. find a quiet time
make sure you find a time when theres not gonna be a lotta noise or interruptions or distractions. if you got kids read when theyre napping or in school. find what works best for you and gives you the longest quiet time.
3. adjust the temperature
you need to have the temperature just right. if its too hot or too cold its gonna be real hard to get comfortable and concentrate on what youre reading. before you sit down and start to read make sure its just the right temperature for you.
4. wear feel good clothes
wearing stuff thats too tight or too loose or too skimpy could make you feel uncomfortable. i like wearing my pajamas or sweats and a tee shirt. just wear whatever makes you feel relaxed and comfy.
5. have a drink
if you read for a long time youre probably gonna get thirsty. keep a bottle of water handy or any drink you like. if you want a hot one use a thermous bottle so you wont have to get up and heat something up.
6. how about some munchies
i dont know why but i always get hungry when im reading. i always have a little snack right where i could reach it without taking my eyes off the page. keep some snacks handy so you can reach them real easy and just pop one into your mouth.
7. get a book!!
the most important thing in getting ready to read is to get a book. it can be one youre already reading or one you been wanting to read. it could be one you wanna read just for fun. make sure its a book you really wanna read.
8. use a bookmark
if you need to take a break to do something else and dont wanna lose your place in the book use a bookmark! theres lots of cool bookmarks you can buy or its cool to make your own. kindles got a built in bookmark.
9. eye contact
if you wear contacts or glasses make sure you clean them good before you start reading. even a little smudge can distract you. keep a special cleaning cloth next to you in case you get a smudge from eating a snack and touching your glasses or get them dirty taking them on and off.
10. settle in
how you get positioned is real important to being comfortable when you read. find a position thats real relaxing for you and that you can change and more around real easy if you want to.
if you follow all these steps for sure youre gonna be ready to read!
what do you do to get ready to read?
...hugs from lenny