I always have these random bookish questions that I’m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do. I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.
Norma’s random book question:
Do you get distracted easily while reading and what distracts you the most? Do you have any tips to share that work for you in order to lessen those distractions?
Total peace and quiet for me as I am easily distracted.
This never used to be a problem for me a few years back as I could read with the radio on, while others were watching TV and with any background noise of any kind. But, that isn’t the case any longer. I have to have total quiet as my mind wonders enough as it is while I am reading. Sometimes I just close the book when I notice that I am not fully taking everything in that I am reading and start again in a couple of minutes. That usually helps!
I would say that any type of talking is the most distracting for me.
My biggest distraction while reading is falling asleep. I can read while the TV is on or talking is going on around me. But other noises really distract me and it’s like an anxiety trigger to me. Music is one of the biggest ones for me. If there is noise around me I listen and read at the same time to drown out the noise.
Great question Norma! 💜
I can read through pretty much any noise. If I couldn’t, I wouldn’t be able to read as much as I do. Having young children means there is always noise in my house. Plus, I always have music on in the background throughout my day (one of the first things I do when I get up is put my Spotify playlist on). I actually find the background music comforting and easier to concentrate with. I choose my books wisely though – ones that I need to be in ‘full-concentration-mode’ for, I save for when the littles are in bed. Others I can read while they play or have their TV time.
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