Something I’ve really fallen off the wagon about is reading books. I used to read books constantly. I would not start another book until I completely finished the one I was reading. And I would read it any chance I would get. At night before bed, if I woke up in the middle of the night I’d read till I fell asleep, first thing in the morning, and then whenever I could during the day. I don’t have a night stand table, so I would always keep the book with me in bed and that’s why it would be the first thing I reached for. I miss being like this. I attribute my reading to why I can speak so clearly when writing. I also found reading obsessively like this helped clear my mind. I would be so mentally wrapped up in the story I was reading, that I didn’t really have room to think about other things. That’s why I love reading. It’s like exercise for the mind.
Unfortunately, I no longer can read like I did before. I don’t know what happened. I feel like I have really lost myself these past few years and moving back home is helping me to rediscover myself. I mentioned in my YouTube video (which I will link below), that I have been only focussing on self-help books for the most part. I think maybe that’s my problem. I’m still continuing to be strict with myself because I feel as if my time should not be spent on frivolous things. Such as reading fiction. Even though, before, I adored fiction books such as The Wicked Years by Gregory Maguire. But, I’ve been really trying to pull me out of a funk and that’s why I have focused solely on books I feel that can help me.
The books that I am reading this month are:
- You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero buy here
- How To Make Money With YouTube by Brad Schepp buy here
- The Bhagavad Gita by Paramahansa Yoganda buy here
Again, I chose these books because I feel like they can help me and probably you as well. The first book is about stop the doubt you have against yourself and go after your dreams with full force! The second one is about teaching you how others have found success on YouTube and how you can as well. And finally, the third book is about learning the difference between your soul and ego and how to be more aligned with your true self.
I love books like these and always feel so motivated after reading them. I mentioned above that I used to read one book at a time. I have been struggling with that since starting to add reading to my daily life again. So, currently I am reading all 3 and choosing one whenever the mood strikes to read it. I think I might want to go back to reading till I finish a book and move on because doing it this new way feels like it’s taking me even longer to finish a book. I also want to add fiction back into my life. After writing this post I feel like I miss books of that kind and I need a little more magic in my life! My next book list will definitely be including fiction!
I hope this helped motivate you guys to grab a book and start reading too!
Janice aka Fijian Mermaid
P.s. here’s the video I mentioned! 🙂