If you asked anyone what the hottest word of the moment is – you’d likely hear the word “resolution.” While we might all think about our waistlines or the clutter around our house, we should not forget about our own enjoyment after all, a little downtime or “me time” is essential to a healthy person. What better way to give yourself that time than by getting lost in a good book? I’ve come up with a few ideas for your New Year’s resolutions that pertain to reading. See how many you can adopt into your lifestyle this year – you will not be sorry!
Try a New Genre
You have always loved romance books, which is why you flock to that section of the bookstore, library or Amazon –but have you explored what other genres have to offer? You might be pleasantly surprised in the many other titles that are available. Do not try just one from a new genre to make your decision, though. Give it some time, just like when you taste a new food, it might take a few books before you get a full appreciation of whether or not you like a different genre.
Talk about your Books
Gone are the days of the “book nerd,” today reading is considered cool – so talk about it! Talk to your friends or those that you do not even know about what you are reading and what you want to read. Keep an open ear because you might learn so much more than you already know. If you do not have friends that want to talk about or hear about books, there are several other ways to get the discussion going. Head over to your local library and inquire about any book clubs that are available to join. If you are not the “in-person” club type, hop online, there are so many sites that you can hop in on book discussions. You just never know what you might discover!
Set a Goal
We are all guilty of setting goals come January. We might not do it on the 1st; some of us might not even do it until the end of January. Despite when you set your goal – make reading a part of it. Your goals can include a certain number of books that you want to read, the type of books you want to read, joining a book club, buying a Kindle or other type of eReader or any other goal you can think of! Setting a reading goal is another step in creating a better you in the New Year.
The bottom line of my suggestions for New Year’s resolution is to include time for yourself. There is nothing better than sitting down with a good book with your favorite hot drink in front of a fire. Give yourself a little time each day or even each week – time to unwind, get lost and possibly learn something new. There are so many books out there to discover from fiction to non-fiction, take a trip, learn something new and most of all – constantly strive to create a better you!