One of last month intentions was to devote more time to read. Because I really wanted to follow through on this intention, I decided to make it specific by setting the goal of reading at least 10 pages 5 times a week (minimum). It may sound silly to set such specific intention that may even make the great act of reading sound like an obligation. However, I don’t mean to make it sound like that because that is really not the case for me at all. Setting this intention was just a way of motivating me to make “reading before bed” one of my positive daily habits. I always go through phases when it comes to reading. There are times where i am completely hooked on it and other times when I am less so. However, now that I have developed this daily habit I get so excited about bedtime haha!
Every evening, thirty minutes to one hour before feeling ready to go to sleep, I switch off my mobile device, go to bed, pick up a book and read. I read until I feel like falling asleep. I love how a book has the wonderful power of helping me to quiten my mind, unwind and just sleep better.
Now I do not know about you guys but I am that kind of person who reads multiple books simultaneously. Though this is not something I am particularly proud of, I just can’t refrain myself from doing it. Trust me, I have tried haha I have this pile of books sitting on my bedside table and I am just so eager to read them.. and apparently all at once!! I have started them all and I am enjoying every and each one of them. Every time I finish a book, I say to myself “ok, now you are just going to focus on finishing to read all the other books that you alredy started. No more buying new ones until they are all read.” But oh well, I never seem to be able to stick to it (regardless of how many times I tell this to myself!). I feel like I always need to read a book that fits my mood and because my mood naturally varies from day to day, I need to have various options at hand………. Can anyone relate? 🙃
Anyhoo, today I am sharing the five books that are on my bedside table and that I am currently reading:
- Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harari
- Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer
- The miniaturit by Jessie Burton
- The 4-Hour Work-Week by Tim Ferriss
Is reading one of your joyful daily habits? If so, what book(s) is/are currently on your bedside table? Have you read any of these books or are you thinking to do it? Please let me know in the comment section below! I would love to know 🙂 Have a lovely Monday x