You’ve heard some say that it’s best to start the day with some reading. You’ve heard others says that it’s best to end the day with a good book. Well here’s the truth: Do both and you’ll set yourself up for a great start AND end to your day.
When I wake up in the morning, one of the first things I do is read something uplifting. I don’t spend a great deal of time on this. Sometimes it’s just 5 minutes. But starting my day with some inspiring words beats heading into email any day of the week. It’s a quick win that has a lasting impact throughout the day.
When it’s getting closer to bedtime, I know that staring at a screen will hurt my chances of having a peaceful sleep. That’s why I always have a book within arm’s reach of my pillow. It allows me to unwind at the end of a hectic day and get my mind off of work. Whether its fiction or fact, a good book is a fantastic way to prepare me for rest.
So select something motivational for the morning and something entertaining for the evening. Bookend your day with reading.