I needed to break the hiatus that was rapidly building in my reading.
I was struggling to complete a book! I mean, just one book!
I tried reading several books but stopped after the first few chapters for most of them; I could tell I was struggling. After weeks of hoping and waiting for this phase to end with me falling right back in love with my books, I decided to try something different.
I settled for something that checked all the boxes on the list below .
Read something light – no pressure.
Read something you like/love
Read for 15 mins daily.
Read something light – no pressure: This was to break the ice. My default books are non-fiction books on business, entrepreneurship, self-development and emotional intelligence as they almost always leave me with things I could adopt right away. This time, I decided to try something else… I decided to read a novel. The books that endeared me to reading when I was a kid. The kind of books that leave you light, smiling to yourself and/or reading for hours without feeling like it’s some sort of work.
Read something you like/love: I like a lot of my non-fiction books as this site will show you, but right now, I needed to check out other genres that I loved and which also checked the first box – Something light – no pressure. I remember reading so many novels as a child and teenager, and I’ve had a couple of them on my shelf which I bought but didn’t read (they don’t solve as much problems as the non-fictions do; and I didn’t have all the time in the world – my thoughts).
Read for 15 mins daily: I mentioned this in my post about ‘How to read more’. This didn’t work alone this time as I started reading different books but couldn’t sustain the momentum enough to finish any particular book, which is why checking all 3 boxes was essential.
PS: I read my novel in 2 days.
I have finally completed a book and broken my streak. smiles
Sidney Sheldon’s “Are You afraid of the dark” did the trick.
I hope I’m back! And if I’m not, we check those boxes again and again 😊👍🏽
The idyllic view of a massage session with hot stones had been ingrained in my mind and seeing subsequent pictures of it in recent times, just reinforced my desire to try it.
But hey… as with all types of massages, it is not cheap and I wasn’t sure of its functionality (we already agree on its aesthetics), so I skipped it many times.
But like an itch that won’t go away, the thought of trying a HOT-STONE massage never left me, and so I finally braced up to do one knowing that I might not get the results I want but at least I would have checked it of my bucket list.
Many of us have heard of the massive impact of compounding when it comes to investing, and it is truly magical when you do the math. Even those in debt can testify to the way little interest amounts can become stumbling blocks to getting out of debt. Today’s book review shares on additional ways by which we can harness the impact of compounding effect for success.
How many people do you know that have passed on in 2020?
2020 is the year where I have counted up to 10 people that have died; some were professional colleagues, some were people that I admire, and some were really close to home. The number of the death toll keeps rising and it’s depressing.
Truthfully, not all of them were directly linked to the Corona virus but if I am asked to pick one common thing in all of these deaths, I’ll still say it’s the virus.
Whilst some of us have been safe from getting the virus, the side effects of the virus have not eluded us. Whether it is from businesses being shut down for so long, or the unlikely recovery of some businesses, the loss of incomes and jobs, the hike in prices of essentials, COVID-19 found a way to affect us all.
At the beginning of the lock-down, running was more fun because I had lots of company from my family and other neighbors who either wanted to keep fit or just needed to get out of the house. I was in the last 3 weeks of my running program (even after repeating three different weeks to enable me run easier) It was fun, challenging and humbling. You know when you get back home and you stretch your feet up all day not because you worked hard for it but because the run whooped you!
At this time when the world is facing a pandemic, and the buzz words are furlough, salary cuts, termination, social distancing, crash in oil prices, stock market crash, loss of business income amongst other negative news, most of us are worried about the state of finances. This review comes at the right time to reassure us that we are worth more than birds to God and He will meet our needs if only we put our trust in Him and put Him first.