Read and Relax

Lately, I’ve been working on edits and revisions on my latest novel, “Your Time is Up.” It’s a very left brain activity. Those of you who know me, or are getting to know me through my blog, will know that I much prefer right brain activities. But edits and revisions are so necessary. So what do I after a hard day’s work?

By the time evening rolls around, my brain is fried. I need to do something to relax and recharge. And that’s when I turn to reading for pleasure. Do you read to relax? To recharge? If not, why don’t you try it?

Books can transport us from our ordinary lives to new places and new adventures. We can forget our troubles or stressors while we are reading.

Add in your favorite beverage or a snack. Make it a daily ritual. It can be as relaxing as a little mini-vacation.

I love to read before bedtime. It puts me in a good mood for a good night’s sleep. But if you have the time in the morning, reading can feel decadent. I save that for the weekends when I don’t have anywhere I need to be. And the kitties will let me lounge in bed for a bit.

Next time you need a break, pick up a good book. Your stress will melt away and you’ll feel so much better. And that’s what I want for you. Happy reading – and relaxing.

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