Gone is My Love for Reading? Oh No!

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Ever since my brother raved about how fitting the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is to what I was (ongoing still) going through – a case of Quarter Life Crisis – I’ve wanted to finish reading it. And that was months ago. Almost 4 months now, I haven’t finished the book yet!

I miss the fun of reading. I used to really love reading anything, from books, newspapers, magazines and even comic books! I can finish a 400-page book in one sitting. Now, I can barely keep myself to sit still and read a few chapters before I want to move on to doing something else.

I remember watching my brother read books. He can really get animated while doing it. It’s like he’s really in the zone, where the story of the book is actually happening. He can even take a book in the bathroom and sit on the bath rug for hours and read right there and then without getting distracted even for a second. And I envy that so much! I miss the booklover in me.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love reading. But, now, I tend to go for shorter reading materials. Which reminds me that my Reader’s Digest January issue hasn’t been touched for 2 weeks now. Waaahhh! I seriously need to do more reading!

Reading has helped me a lot in the past. It not only improved my skills in writing and communication, but it opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities, lessons and knowledge. Reading stories from non-fiction authors makes me feel I’ve experienced what they actually gone through myself. I love how reading can develop my imagination and my creativity. Even fictional stories make me feel alive. Now, I don’t know what exactly happened. Can one’s love for reading go away just that easily?!

Whenever I try to read a book, my mind wanders. Like seriously wander. I usually can handle it since my brain is used to multi-tasking err thinking (*LOL*). But now, I had to go back like a few paragraphs to remember what I just read. They’re all words to me now. And I hate that this is happening to me. I miss loving reading, you know. 🙁

One of my bucket list items is to read 10 good books. But, considering what I’m going through now, I don’t think I can even get to 5 books. I seriously have to do something about this.

Some of you might think I’m just going through some crazy (and fun) new things recently which might be causing me to not be able to stay still for a moment. But, trust me, that has nothing to do with that. It’s more of me falling out of love with reading. And that’s bad.

I now prefer to watch TV series, movies and videos, listen to music, blog and read blogs, etc. I need to seriously learn how to focus my attention on one thing so I can get it done. That’s the solution, right?!

Now, if only I can get past Chapter 53 of Eat, Pray, Love. Read the previous chapter like five times now and I’m starting to hate the Gurugita, too. Okay, I’ll get back to reading now. *sigh* This is starting to really frustrate me. 🙁

Any tips for me? Please, share them at the comments section.

Oh, by the way, before I even wrote this post, I was thinking about baking. See?! Attention deficiency problem!