Saturday, March 3, 2012

Selfish Relaxation time: Reading

With our busy go-go-go lives, it's hard to find time to sit down and read a book. But reading is a very vital skill to keep alive and active. If you think you just can't find time to read, here's a couple of ideas to show you where reading time can be squeezed into even the most busiest of schedules.
Find time to read
  • 1- Have a  doctor or dentist appointment? Take a small paperback, or the electronic ereader of your choice, with you and grab a page or two while waiting in the waiting room. Not only will the wait seem to fly by, but you'll stay more relaxed and less nervous about the visit.
  • 2- If you take a bus anywhere, bring along a book instead, or as well as, your music player. Reading is a great way to make the wait time shorter, plus if it's a long bus trip, a little entertainment along the way is always appreciated.
  • 3- Lunch breaks at work are a simple way to make sure you read a little everyday. Pull out, microwave, or purchase your meal (or snack) and sit down in a quiet corner where you can pull out your book and disappear into the words while eating. Even your mind will appreciate the break from work.
  • 4- This idea is a little tricky, but if you can pull it off safely a warm relaxing bath is also a great way to escape with a story for a while. Just be careful not to accidentally drop your book, or e-reader, into the water.
  • 5- Lastly, reading at night is a classic way to find alone time. Not only is it a great way to relax before sleeping, the back and forth movement of your eyes will actually make falling asleep easier. Just be sure to make your "Good-night story" isn't too suspenseful or scary - The point is to fall asleep, not keep you awake longer wanting to know what happens or cause bumps in the night.

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