I used to be a prolific reader. Every night I would take some time for myself, pick up a good book, snuggle under the covers and read for 20 – 30 minutes. The nice thing is that my husband would do the exact same thing. While we would read different types of books it was nice because it gave us one more thing to talk about. Some nights, instead of reading myself, I would lay there and listen to my husband read out loud to me – he has the kind of voice that can lull me into a nice peaceful sleep.
I have found since moving that we have gotten out of this habit. We have been so busy adjusting to my hubby’s new commute and crazy work schedule that when the end of the comes we literally just fall into bed and pass out. I miss our reading. It was a nice way to decompress after a long busy day of toddler chasing.
I have decided to set a new goal for myself (in the hopes that my hubby’s work schedule calms down some – maybe I am being a little too hopeful on that one!)…I want to spend at least 20 minutes every night reading. I’m not setting a goal as to what I will be reading – in fact I am starting out with baby steps – I am re-reading the Harry Potter series for probably the 12th time.
My mom left me several mystery novels the last time she came to visit and those will be next. What about you? Do you take the time to decompress at the end of the day? How do you decompress?