I do not know about you, but when I want to relax that equals, “what can I do that does not involve thinking?”
Most of the time, I turn the TV on. Right?!?
Maybe that is not the wisest choice all the time. After a while, it gets a little old (personally).
3 things I have started doing instead of watching TV:
Let’s face it…How many books do you own (paper or ebooks) that you still have not read?
I know I have an outrageous amount of books that I have yet to read. In an effort to become more intentional, I have started a habit of blocking out time one or two days a week to read.
Honestly, I am in the middle of reading 3 to 4 books. Here they are:
Also, I love to read different books a chapter at a time. Over the course of 3 years, I have been reading “Garlic and Sapphires” by Ruth Reichl. I highly recommend this book! It has been such a fun read! It is about her life as a food critique. Yes, you might get hungry reading about some of the food she eats. (Confession: I have. lol!)
Another book I have been reading a chapter at a time is ‘Everybody Always’ by Bob Goff. This book is stretching my thinking as well. I would still consider it to be an easy read. Most chapters I can finish reading in and around 10 minutes, and I am a slow reader.
Yes, audible is great! I have become addicted off and on. I still have a handful of audio books from audible that I have yet to listen to.
Still in the middle of:
- ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ by James Herriot
- ‘She’s Still There’ by Chrystal Evans Hurst
If you are thinking, ‘Bethany, I don’t need to be spending anymore money.’ Hey, I get that! As long as you have a non-expired library card with the ‘Libby’ app you can listen to free audio books from your local library.
I am addicted to podcasts. They are completely free.
Go exploring. There are so many different genres.
Primarily, I listen to faith related podcasts. They keep me encouraged and I learn a lot.
My top podcasts that I listen to are:
- ‘Going Scared’ by Jessica Honegger
- Catalyst – Leadership Podcast
- ‘The Happy Hour’ by Jamie Ivey