Happy Thursday, blog friends. For today’s post I want to read about your concentration while you’re reading.
There are times I find my mind drifting off while I’m reading. This generally happens when I’m reading really long books, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the book is uninteresting to me. Sometimes there are really long-winded descriptive passages that do nothing to move the plot or there’s just nothing happening, and so I end up dozing off and thinking about other things.
For example, I’ll be in the middle of a chapter reading about a character walking down the street or through a woodsy area and I’ll start thinking about something random like what I ate for lunch…whether or not my laundry is done…did I let the dogs in? Suddenly, I’ll come to and 10 pages have gone by but I have absolutely no recollection of what I’ve just read!
And I promise you, this happens during five-star books too! As I’m reading it, I’m sure the story is an absolute snooze-fest, but once I’ve completed it I’m raving about it on bookstagram.
But please let me know in the comments below if you’re the same way! What usually causes your mind to wander while reading? Any tips or tricks for getting yourself back on track?
I sometimes like to put in earphones and put on an ASMR room or classical music (nothing with vocals) to completely isolate myself during my reading experiences.
The Harry Potter ASMR rooms on youtube are the best!
This one is a remake of the Hogwarts library. They are super relaxing and sound great through your earbuds or on a speaker. Hopefully you don’t fall asleep! (But if you do, I don’t blame you).
I also love that the creator included visuals for each room. Go to her youtube channel for even more Harry Potter themed and other Fantasy inspired ASMR rooms.