Read A New Book Month – December

read-booksI loved reading. I would read between homework assignments, favourite TV shows, or on the bus. I would stay awake until the wee hours if the book was enticing enough.

That was before children. Now, I have a hard enough time reading my work-related books.

A Gallup poll reports that about 37% of Americans read more than 10 books a year, 16% haven’t read any, with the median being 5 books a year. Lately, I am lucky if I get to 2 good books a year. It seems that people in my age group have a harder time reading a book than those are older. Makes sense. Gives me something to look forward to.

The holidays give us the opportunity to slow down a bit and maybe pick up a good book.

 

Beverly’s Hot Tips For Celebrating Read A New Book Month:

  • Obvious tip alert – pick a book that you have an interest in. But also pick a book that you have time to read as well. If the book requires your unbroken attention and you have small children running around you or you plan on reading during your lunch hour, this may not be the book for you.
  • Movie attendance and Internet usage doesn’t seem to have had that much impact on many people reading books, but they can help people decide which books they would or would not like to read. Look at some of the reviews to see if the book will hold your interest.
  • If you like to read, indulge yourself during the down times within your day or during your holidays. Reading can be a great way to regulate the rhythm of your day.
  • Don’t let reading negatively impact your sleep. Poor sleep habits such as reading late at night or in bed can leave you sleep deprived.

 

If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!

 

Additional Resources:

National Relaxation Day Infographic

Stress Facts

Stress Awareness Month

Relaxation Day Article

Quiet Day

Read In The Bathtub Day

Reading Is Fun Week

National Poetry Month

National Relaxation Day – August 15

Stress And Relaxation Techniques

Pause The World Day

Hobby Month

 

 

 

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Written by Beverly Beuermann-King

Building Resiliency Through Stress and Wellness Strategies. Stress and resiliency strategist, Beverly Beuermann-King, CSP, translates current research and best practices information into a realistic, accessible and more practical approach through her dynamic stress and wellness workshops, on-line stress and resiliency articles, books, e-briefs and media interviews.

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