Notice how I wrote THIS YEAR?
Yes, this year. Why? Because I have a serious struggle with finishing books and I need a whole year to give myself some time. I love reading – don’t get me wrong. It’s actually been one of my go-to things to ease anxiety since I was little. I just loved picking up a book and getting lost in it. The smell of a new book? Don’t even get me started. I love it.
Then as I got older, it got harder to get through books. You know what I mean, right? I know that I should put down the phone at night and pick up a book instead, and I’m trying. Truly. I’m trying to be better overall with that, but I have a hard time picking and choosing between ‘me’ time and ‘creating’ time. It’s almost like I can’t shut my mind off, which I need to learn how to do.
I have started reading while I walk on the treadmill if I get the chance. It gives you a good 30 to 40 minutes to really get some pages in plus your adding to your steps. WIN-WIN. I also bring books with me everywhere – that way I always have one ready incase I’m sitting around waiting, like at doctors offices or airports.
Just those few small things have helped me to start reading more which I’m super happy about. I just feel like I learn so much after reading, don’t you? I’m very into books about business and peoples real stories, but even a Nicholas Sparks book really gets my brain moving.
Okay so, I write books down in my notes app on my phone when I come across one I want to read. I go into book stores a lot, so I have a bunch written down. Of course, as you know, I haven’t gotten to them all (or most) (HUGE SIGH) but I love strolling through a book store when I’m traveling. There is just something about them. If you ever go to Capri in Italy, find book stores. SO CUTE. A lot in Italian so good luck with reading anything but totally worth the look.
Alright SO. I figured I’d share the reads I want to fit in this year with you guys. Ready?
YOU ARE A BADASS.
My hairdresser had this sitting on her coffee table one day and I have been dying to get my hands on it ever since.
What about you guys? Are you reading anything right now? Have a list going? SPILL. Please.
OH and, any tips to get me to read more wouldn’t hurt.
I have a busy day then I’m packing for New York! EEK. So my reading list is going to begin on my way there. Perfect, right?