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Knitting and Reading

Books, KnittingBrenda Reynoso PenaComment


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Day 20- Knitting and Reading

I remember a few years I hardly read any books. I was always busy and my reading consisted of a few magazines and emails. But that was a busy time of my life when my boys were babies and you know, life just happens. Then a couple of years ago when I started knitting again, somehow I started listening to podcasts and audiobooks while driving to work. I also bought a basic kindle and read during my lunch time. Then 12 months later, I had read 12 books. The next year I read 17 books. This year my goal is to read 24 books and I am very close to that number!

Most knitters are also readers. They listen to books and knit or spin. So today I want to share a book that I have been listening by Gretchen Rubin, Better than Before, Mastering the habits of our everyday lives. This is a quote from book: Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.

I have read a lot of self help books, but this book made think differently. I compared the way the author defines Habits with my everyday life and couldn’t agree more. When you listen to this book, you can hear the author talking to you! I had a few “of course that’s me” moments listening to this book. When you find a hobby you like and you are intentional about it, you develop self discipline. This is what happened to me with knitting and books. I really recommend this book to anyone seeking advice to develop good habits and help dropping bad ones. What books are you reading now?

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