What I’m Reading in July 2020

How many books do you read a month? There are soooo many books out there to choose from. Today I’m going to share with you my July 2020 reading picks.

I LOVE to read..always have..always will!

The Premice of it All

BK (before kids) I used to read a TON. Even growing up I was like this. I would read and wash the dishes. Sometimes I would even read a book in a day.

To be honest though me not reading consistently now has nothing to do with the kids. It has more to do with me taking the time to read. How many times as moms and caregivers do we neglect things for ourselves because we are doing all of the things for other people? I think that society tells us to do that. They reinforce that the right way to be a mom is to give and give and give of yourself to make sure the needs of everyone else are taken care of.

According to New Parent, when moms are reading to their children they are often distracted by household chores or cooking and cleaning. Just imagine if moms are distracted and too busy to read to the kids imagine how they are when it comes to reading for themselves.

Well, this month I reject that notion. I am worthy of time. I got that from a Rachel Rodgers training that I just started and it UUHHHMAZING! I KNOW without a shadow in my mind that there is time in the day to read books to myself, honey! I just need to take the time to do the thing. And so that’s what we are doing this month. Luckily I was able to start this new habit while my kids were visiting family.

Why is it important

It’s mainly important because it’s something that I like to do. In this Parents Magazine article, No, Moms: It's Not Selfish to Make Yourself a Priority, they discuss the results of a survey that shows while most parents feel like they give their children just the right amount of time they don’t feel as though they have spent enough time with their own friends or on their own hobbies.

This is common among my friends especially moms. Taking time to do the things that I enjoy relaxes me and allows me to recharge among other things.

Another reason why this is important is that we all need to be reading a lot more. And scrolling Instagram does not rank that high when it comes to the type of reading that I am talking about.

According to Blinkist, reading as an adult has several benefits:

  1. Slows the progress of dementia and Alzeihmers disease.

  2. Reduces stress and relaxes you.

  3. Improves focus and concentration

  4. Reduces depressive thoughts

  5. Makes you more empathetic

  6. Improves your general knowledge

  7. Boosts sleep quality

And That's That

All in all, this month I have decided that I would dedicate time to read. So here we go. I am going to read for an hour a day. I am reading two books this month a