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Right, now onto today's post.
There's this girl about 12 years my junior at work.
We are quite similar in personality and share a lot of interests (like a passion for travel and Myers Briggs :)) but she's much cleverer than I am :)
Anyway, we were talking about books and I promised to bring her one of the best career books for women ever (Nice girls don't get the corner office - keep an open mind and read it if you're a working mom) and then she promised to bring me one (Steve Harvey's Act like a lady).
We did the exchange today and I told her I'd start hers this week and definitely be done within a week.
She said, "well, you'll be waiting a LOT longer for your one". LOL
And then I explained my modus operandi.
I can easily read one book a week, reading 30 - 60 minutes every evening, which is why my goal is 5 books a month because this way I have to intentionally set aside EXTRA time on the weekend or a weekday evening to read.
My goal is one night a week for fun things.
I don't always make it for an entire evening but having the reading goal forces me to relax and enjoy my time off.
Some of you may say, "is it really relaxing if you have to push yourself?"
And I say an absolute yes!
It really is just getting over the hump of (very slight) guilt at not whizzing around, replying to emails, cleaning, organising, etc. and relaxing. And about 5 minutes after sitting down, I'm enjoying my book and couldn't care less about other things.
When I say this kind of thing to people, I see they want to slap me but just remember, I'm a time management coach and I coach on purposeful and intentional living, so to be in integrity, I have to live my talk.
I told the personal trainer today that I could never coach if I wasn't doing the stuff myself. I'd feel like a fraud.
So that's my thing (love love LOVE reading).
What's your thing, and how do you make time for it?
Aren't you glad this is the last day to vote? I know I am :)
PPS I'm off to try and finish a book by midnight to reach my reading goal :)