I enjoy reading. Relaxing with a good book is one of my favorite past-times. One of my fondest childhood memories goes back to when my mom would take us kids on trips to the local library. I was such an avid reader, I would often times struggle to carry all of my books to the checkout counter because I would get so many. This had to be a trait I received from my mother as she had a hard time getting all of her books on the counter as well. Now, instead of “over-borrowing” at the library, she loads her Kindle Fire with enough books to last her years to come.
In the past it was hard finding books I could enjoy and relate to. Once I grew out of the “The Baby-Sitters Club” era things got tough. I considered myself an old soul and certain books that catered to my age group growing up were at times “risque” to say the least and simply not my cup of tea. I did get back into reading years later though, around the same time I started to get my life in order. I was ready to live the good life so I was naturally drawn to books based on topics such as law of attraction and the like.
I wanted to learn different ways to go about living my life in positive manner, I also wanted to take in this knowledge to use in one of the places I needed it most; the workplace. Sure, I am grateful to have a job and yes, I have come across some great people during my time there. I have to be honest though, I work for a company where morale is low and negativity runs rampant. The vibrations in my department are low. So, to help combat that and keep mine high I turned to what some call self-help or self-improvement books.There’s no shame in my game, these books give me the boost I need sometimes.
With that being said, I’ve come across some great books such as The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and The Game of Life (and how to play it) by Florence Scovel Shinn. To keep up the momentum I’m going to be reading Choose the Life You Want: 101 Ways to Create Your Own Road to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar over the next few days. I’m not too familiar with the author’s work, but based on the title alone this seems like it might be a good read. Of course, you can’t base quality on a book’s title alone. However, as long as I keep an open mind, I am sure I’ll learn something new.