Take a break from each impending day, learn a new word, and be the inspiration that a book will bring you.
It’s six o’clock in the morning. My tea is steeping, and my eyes are sleepy. I flip on the news, and instantly turn it off. Too negative. So I grab a book.
Before I release our fall book list, I wanted to share how waking up to words has helped me approach my day. I’ve been working on kissing the television goodbye for a bit, avoiding the negative noise, and giving my imagination some time to explore the pages.
Here’s what I’ve learned.
Books Are Magical. They transport you from reality. I truly believe in daydreaming, escaping, and falling in love with fairy tales. It’s important. The way I begin my day sets the tone for it, which is why I like to get up a bit earlier and give myself some time to dive into another world through words.
Word. I’ve been choosing one word during my reading time to learn and use throughout the day. This gets your brain going a little bit more and, hey, a broad vocabulary is certainly a powerful thing.
Be Inspired. Morning reading energizes both the left + right side of the brain. I let characters and stories spark creativity, and my critical and analytical thinking works through the pages. It’s a great mental exercise to let yourself relax while work.
This week, I challenge you to read [at least] one chapter of a book each morning. Take a break from the stresses of each impending day, learn a new word to expand your knowledge, and feel the inspiration those pages will bring you.
+ I’ll be releasing our Fall Book list in a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled! What books would you like to read this month? Let me know in the comments!