Challenge 6: Don’t Choose To Live Just One Life – Read

Challenge 6: Don’t Choose To Live Just One Life – Read

Challenge 6: Don’t Choose To Live Just One Life – Read

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Welcome to Day 6


Have you heard of Game of Thrones? Of course, I won’t judge if you haven’t, but it’s been one of the latest crazes, so I am guessing you answered, yes. Have you heard the quote, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies … The man who never reads lives only one.”? Well, it’s a quote by the author of Game of Thrones, and boy was he right on the money. Even if reading isn’t your thing, there are more benefits than just having your eyes opened to a whole new world with every new book. If you need a little convincing, take a look here at the benefits


Without further ado, today’s happy challenge is another pretty easy one. I hope. Yes, you can already guess. You’re going to read. The idea is that you commit to reading for at least 30 uninterrupted minutes. This means: no kids, no friends, no co-workers, no tv, no phones… you get the idea. This is just you and a good book. For this challenge you should really try to stay away from online reading — unless your book is on kobo or something like that — as it simply poses as another distraction.  


I am completely aware that this could be difficult for you, especially if you have children, or work long hours, but remember what you’ve been learning to say to yourself: No excuses. Where there is a will, there’s a way. It’s about problem-solving. You can do it. Don’t have many books? Visit your local library. Need a suggestion? Call a friend and ask what they’ve been reading. There’s always an answer and I know you will find one that works for you.


What I’m Reading


At one point in my life, I found myself literally reading hours worth of children’s books a week and never anything for my adult mind. Understand, I am not complaining about that, and it is absolutely important to read with your kids. The more you read to them, the more they will love it, too. But when I had enough of reading the same book a thousand times, I figured, something needed to change. And since I refuse to read less to my kids, I simply devoted more time to me. So, yes, I still read children’s books every day, and no, fitting in my big-girl books isn’t easy. But creating time for a story that challenges my mind, makes repetitive books easier to handle. I am currently reading the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, am loving it, and highly recommend it. It sells cheap and ships quick on Amazon, and I cannot tell you how grateful I am that this book has entered my life.


Now, whether you have young children or not, relaxing into an adult-read is important for you. And, since reading blogs doesn’t count, it’s time to leave your digital device and find your book.  Come back and let me know what you’ve chosen. Don’t forget to make time for you. I’ll see you in the comments.  

Until next time, Happy Reading… and

Remember: Life is what you make it. Take lots of pictures.


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Rachel is an optimist at heart, always trying to find a way to inspire happiness in those around her. She is a mom to two wonderful girls. A teacher as well, in her spare time Rachel blogs about life, happiness, family, and more. Join along and subscribe over there in the right sidebar. You don't want to miss out on anything.

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