Self Boundaries.

I am notorious for saying yes to everybody but myself. But today I start a new challenge, and that is to set boundaries for myself. See if you want to try it too!

Why should I tell a friend yes buy that book you deserve it, and yet when I see one I might enjoy I put it back because I have no place to put it? Well to that I say no more! I want to treat myself like my own friend (best way I could put it). I need to treat myself just as much as I tell my friends and family to treat themselves. 

In the long run I think it will be beneficial for my head space and how I view myself. 

Today was a little bit of a rant, but remember to love yourself! And don’t treat yourself any less than you would a friend:)

Happy Monday!

Better Reader = Better Writer

I, like most people, say I love to read but never have time to pick up the right book and finish it. And while there is no right and wrong way to read, I have noticed some key tricks to make myself a better reader. And while I may not be a writer I figure the more you read the more your writing skills enhance too! Athletes go to the gym…writers go to the library! So let’s get that brain stimulated and pick up a book!

Make a list. 

There might be some power in checking off a box, because I know I am more productive when a list is involved. So create a list of all the books you want to read that month or year and get checking!

Read several books at once. 

For me I know as soon as a book starts to feel boring I put it down and never return. However, if you read several books at once and create options for yourself there will be more of a chance you will open the book up again. 

And feel free to mix it up! Read a book and also have an audiobook on hand for an alternative option. It can be very refreshing from print books to relax your eyes and get a fresh look on a book.

Try before you buy.

Read the Kindle or Amazon sample before you buy a book. Get a taste for the writing style to determine if it’s a book you would enjoy until the end. Maybe even read a few reviews, but watch out for spoilers!

Take notes.

If you are a blogger or someone who likes to share their reading findings, I find that it is easier to take notes while reading rather than afterwards. It may seem like this process takes longer, but it is better than going back into the passage to look for something you thought you read. Plus, taking notes is a great way to retain what you just read!

And for all you writers out there write down what you like and don’t like about books you’re reading for your own work. Take notes of character development and plot twists and so forth. Spark your own creativity!

Take note of your down time. 

Find the right time to read for you. On a lunch break, right before bed, or on your commute to work. There is no bad time to read, but you also have to accept that sometimes you may not find the time. For me I noticed that I could be replacing my screen time with reading a book. You might have to find a new balance but once you do reading will be much easier!

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Happy Reading!

February Audiobooks!

The shortest month of the year has come and gone, but don’t worry because boy do we have a collection of audiobooks for you today! I don’t think I have seen a big list like this in a while so make sure you keep scrolling!

Happy Listening!

Don’t Limit Yourself!

Here is your weekly reminder that you can accomplish anything! You shouldn’t limit yourself before it’s even begun. If you can think it you most likely can achieve it, and guess what? There’s so many resources at your disposal to help you get there!

So even while this says “go as far as your mind lets you” the beauty of it is…you can constantly be learning and educating yourself. You don’t think you can get 500 followers? Look into analytics and click rate. The internet is your best friend! AND hey, you found this post to give you the push you need! First step, complete.

If you need more motivation go look at our previous Monday posts and it will be sure to put some pep in your step (and come back for more)!

Happy Monday!