Reading is Self-Care

Reading is Self-Care

Self-care is an important part of any routine and for many of us – reading is (or has been) an important part of that. I’ve noticed that as I’ve grown older, it’s harder to fit it into my schedule. It’s something I’ve been working on and I’ve finished five books so far this year! (Check out my post about Reader Burnout) If you needed a reminder to read this weekend, this is it!

Reading is Self-Care

If you have a huge to-read pile and it’s so overwhelming that you can’t pick anything, choose one at random without overthinking it and just goooo.

If you have difficulty choosing any book, look at the bestsellers in your favorite category and pick one of the top ten.

Go to your local library and spend an afternoon wandering.

Sometimes our brains need fluff! Go to the young adult section and pick a book 15-year-old you would have been interested in.

Audiobooks count! Some libraries let you check out audiobooks online and there are also websites where you can find free classics.

Ask your friends for book recommendations or go to r/booksuggestions and see if that helps you choose something.

If you have trouble focusing on reading, set a timer or commit to reading one chapter at a time.

Promise yourself a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut if you finish the book πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

Check-in on Monday and let me know how you did!

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