Reading for health

Reading for health

It’s you Saturday, only two weeks (ish) until Christmas and you have masses to do.  So you will spend today running around like a headless chicken tidy up guest bedrooms, writing cards, wrapping presents, shopping for food, driving children to various parties and then flake out at the end of the day with a sore back and a headache.

Sounds like a lot of fun doesn’t it?  If you are working during the week then the weekend becomes the time when you do all the jobs at home.  So much for a rest, you come home to work.  Yes, some but probably not all, of those jobs do need to be done, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take time to rest, to recharge your batteries.

I have always been a bookworm, I suspect that is, in part, due to the fact that I am an only child and I could happily live vicariously through the characters in the hundreds of books I read every year.  I was that child with a torch under the covers, just wanting to find out what happened next.

I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but here in the UK it is cold and grey.  I am going to take at least an hour to curl up on the sofa with a book and the Saturday crossword.  I shall choose something a little haunting, a bit of a mystery with a twist in the tale and I will probably read a little bit longer than I intended to because I just want to find out what happened next.

It doesn’t have to be a book, pick up a magazine you love or read through the back posts of a few favourite blogs.  Take a bit of time to get lost in another world before you return to the ironing in yours.