Investing in U!
Read, Read, Read
Reading can be one of the best time investments you can make for yourself. Getting lost in a good fiction novel, bibliography or personal/professional development book can be just what we need to relax, refresh and grow. Most if not all of the most successful leaders promote reading as a critical component to their success. If the biggest, busiest business leaders can find time to make this a priority there is really no reason we shouldn’t as well.
I used to read a lot when I was single and less busy with chores around my home. I would get a book, start it and barely put it down until it was finished. Why is this something we give up when we get busy? When I started reading again I would read before bed, most of the time nodding off and forgetting what I read, why do we save this activity for when our minds are tired and incapable of retaining what we read? Now I look for opportunities to grab my book (I usually have a few to choose from, it is kind of a problem) when everyone else is doing their own thing and allow myself some “me time” to get lost for a few minutes (or hours). When I have a really good book I take it with me to kid practices, the park and work. Making this a priority for myself has been such a great blessing to my life, I wish I could get back all the years I lost.
If reading is not your thing there are great audio books you can listen to while driving, cleaning or just relaxing on your couch. The library offers ebooks and audible options if you do not want to commit to the cost of buying them. Our digital word provides many options to solve all of our reading reservations, no excuses! You are worth the time and commitment, trust me you will appreciate the time you spent getting lost, improving your historical knowledge or adding to your skill toolbox.
To quote Reading Rainbow “Take a look in a book”!
Here are some links to great reading resources to inspire U:
Great Resource for Kid books, with games to test their comprehension… sure wish we had those when I was a kid!
I hope you find a love of reading like I did, enjoy your time, U are worth it!