Self-Care Sunday: In Defense of Putting Your Phone Down and Picking Up a Book
I am a voracious reader. It's something I've always enjoyed, and when I think about my ideal Sunday, it always includes at least an hour of reading time. I love books, and don't typically have one set genre that I choose from, so for me, everything's on the table. I do have a reading routine, if you will, which sounds a bit odd until you hear my reasoning.
Provided I actually like the book, I am an insanely fast reader. It is both a blessing and a curse; a plus being that I can finish a 300-page book in a couple of hours, and a downside being that I can finish a 300-page book in a couple of hours. Since I prefer a physical copy of a book versus an ereader or audiobook, I have to ration out my reading time or else my house will turn into a library. Weekends are when I like to read, and I take full advantage.
My ideal Sunday involves sleeping in, a morning matcha, an at-home workout, and then some reading time. The books I gravitate toward teach me about myself and the world around me, sometimes by transporting me into another universe or another time. These are eight of my favorites, and if you're overwhelmed by too much screen time, I'd highly recommend any of these titles.