Tips to Start Reading Before Bed

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Feel Whole Challenge Day 10: Find a New Book to Read Before Bed

As an avid reader with too little time, I’m always looking for quiet moments during the summer where I can sneak away with my books. I started off the year with a goal of reading 30 books. I was on a roll for the first part of the year, and then life hit.

While I have already hit the half-way mark, I know I could’ve met my goal by now, and possibly doubled it for the year. Since there is no use in crying over the books I could’ve read, I’ve adjusted my goal to 4 books a month and will see where that lands me at the end of the year.

I recently joined my neighborhood’s book club to hold myself accountable. Our June selection was “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Before it was mentioned in our group, I’d heard rumblings that this was a good one in the many book hashtags I follow.

As I write this, I have a little over a week to get it read and I’m hoping it’s kind to reader procrastinators like me. The pressure is really on because I am hosting and would like to offer meaningful conversation unlike last month when I just showed up to eat and socialize!

In addition to the book club book, I have a huge stack of books on my nightstand that contains all the books I want to get through.. I’m sure there will be a few interrupters. You know— the books that everyone is raving about, so you can’t wait to get your hands on a copy. But then it’s back to the nightstand stack for me.

Reading is a great way to wind down for the evening. It forces me to put my phone away and escape reality for a bit. Depending on my mood, I may listen to a book instead. I’ve found this routine helps me sleep better.

I highly recommend putting your phone down at night and indulging in a good read. If you get a good book, it’s easy to fall into the habit! If you want to see what’s on my perpetual reading list, give me a follow on Goodreads!

What are you reading?

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Writer: Mimi Scarlett
Mimi is a mother and business owner. She built her online retail store from the ground up while being a full-time blogger. She documents her life’s ups and downs to show others that everyone has the strength to overcome any obstacle that life throws at them.

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