The beginning of the year is when a lot of people make resolutions to be better and and makes changes…. Only 9% of people actually succeed in achieving their goal. That is part of the reason that I just don’t do the whole resolution thing. I don’t like setting myself up for failure… but I think I found a resolution that I might try this year. For me it is very difficult to DNF (did not finish a book). I just feel so guilty so I will force myself to finish the book, and it ends up taking much longer to do so. In fact, sometimes after reading a bad book I wouldn’t pick up another one for a while. This totally messed me up in 2022!
So, for 2023 I am going to allow myself to stop reading books that I do not enjoy. What brought this on? Well, I was trying to read a few self-help books to prepare for the new year and I just hated them. I usually read a few different ones so that I can review them for the blog. Well, I decided to try these two books written by doctors and I really could not finish them. They were very dry and boring to me, and it was at that moment where I just closed the book and said nope. I was not going to force myself to read these books, especially when I have other books that I was interested in reading. This is a very big deal for me because normally I am very hard on myself. In 2022 there were so many times where I forced myself to finish a book I did not like. All that did was make me dread reading time and instead I would just Tiktok the night away. While TikTok is fun, reading is my happy place, and I was avoiding it because I was reading books I hated. So, no more! Time to make positive changes and I really hope that they stick!
So, my question to you is, do you want to join me on this journey. If so, allow yourself to stop reading books that just don’t make your heart sing. Life is too short to read a book that doesn’t bring you joy.
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I gave myself that permission a long time ago. There are too many books and not enough time. I’ll try the author again. Who knows, this might have just been one of those books I didn’t connect with. But if I force myself to finish, I will not be so eager to try the author’s next book. Happy New Year!