A few months ago I stumbled upon a wonderful podcast…about books. While it might not sound like the most interesting topic, the first episode I listened to had me hooked. The discussion was great and I finished the episode with a post-it note list of 3 books that I wanted to read. The next episode left me with a couple more and after listening to the entire archive I have added almost 100 books to the list. Listening to these episodes helped me rediscovered my love for reading. I used to read all the time, but I had reached a point in my busy life in which I was not prioritizing reading.
Have you experienced this? Finding yourself so busy you don’t make time for something you love? If you know someone that is passionate about something, you know that they will prioritize it and find time in their busy calendar to fit it in. So, I started to do the same with reading. I would carry a book with me to read any time I had a moment. I started listening to audio books and using my kindle. Often I find myself reading 3 books at once (one paper, one kindle, one audio). While I’m still busy (I work full time, run my own business and have a family & home), I have managed to read over 40 books in the last 6 months!
This time of year we are especially busy. Holidays can really over extend our to-do lists, but I urge you to make time for yourself and things you enjoy. Prioritize what you love, what you enjoy, what makes you happy. If you make something your priority, you will find the time for it!
Oh, and that podcast? Modern Mrs Darcy's What Should I Read Next….give it a listen and make time for something you enjoy this holiday season!
Tracy Martorana is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Meditation Instructor and Herbalist...hoping to inspire you to live your life from a place of Holistic Wellness.