It's up to everyone to organise their life in such a way that they have free time to enjoy and do with as they wish.
Well, I am (or at least I think I am?) trying to organize to include all that I need and want to do, and there's still not enough time even for those things, let alone daily book reading, too.
Between getting up and working 8-9 hours, preparing 3 meals and all the cleanup afterword (plus any other housework), cardio daily (bike), weights as many times a week as I can squeeze in (far too few lately
), piano daily (average of one hour), guitar when I can fit it (this used to be my main instrument - I really need more time for this!), taichi (because if you don't practice daily, you're really just wasting your time with it)... and that's without mentioning that I'm a gamer and want to keep up with a barrel full of games I play (I've played one
fan mission in almost a year
) including TDM stuff and whatever other internet goings-on, and that I'd like to take up meditation (you're supposed to do at least two 20-minute sessions daily??) but haven't, and then there's the question of social life (not just for weekends?)...
I reiterate: how do people find the time? The only time in there that I had to read was the 20-30 mins on the bike, which I do, probably 50% of the time (it's either that, or TV, so why not). I guess reading on the net qualifies for something, though probably not much. I got to book 9 of the apparently much maligned WoT series, and I do mean to continue. Someday. Soon. Probably.
I'd need 36 hour days to fit in the daily stuff I'd like to accomplish.Edit:
Regarding reading on the toilet
Never found enough time. I guess using mass transit (train) would be perfect though, but I usually work at home. Walking around carrying a book all the time might work, but I generally need to concentrate more than 5 mins at a time. As for reading before bed, I sometimes try that, but it puts me right
out within 5 mins. My head touches the pillow and I'm generally out for a solid eight.Edit:
Regarding those audiobooks, especially unabridged ones, I've never understood how they work? I read maybe 20 pages of a typical book like WoT per hour (probably part of my problem - I read slow). Those books are 700 pages long. It'd take 35 hours of audio to cover that - they're not that long, are they?Edit:
And I don't even have kids! I shudder to think what that would do to the schedule.