One of my new year resolutions has been to reclaim some old good habits, one being the habit of pleasure reading. Between studying for school and being really busy with computer stuff, I haven’t really hard time or the inclination to read just for the pleasure of it. However, starting this year I plan to make the time. My book preferences have definitely changed, and I’m not as inclined to read novels and fiction as I used to be, but I have a nice little pile of books to work through.
The key here is to make the time. It may mean turning my latop off a little earlier every evening, bringing a book to school so I can read it on the train, and generally finding other ways to make time.
I’m off to a good start, a week or so ago I finished reading my first book this year – Something for the Pain, and I’ll be talking about that soon.
I know that’s a weird title but the truth of it just occurred to me a few seconds ago! I have come to the realization that productivity tools – calenders, to-do lists, alarms, reminders, etc. ARE helpful for me, just like they have been proven to be for many people. They’re not just for ‘other’ people, they’re for me too. I have JUST NOW come to that realization!! WOW!! I know that sounds incredibly arrogant on some level, and it is. But it’s the truth. I have never felt the need for them, I’ve used them but not really, I own them, I write stuff in them, I claim to need them, but I don’t truly feel like I do, and I don’t really use them. I think that needs to change.
Let me give you a little background on how this ‘epiphany’ just ‘happened’.