People often ask me how I find time to read. It changes in every season, but right now, one way that I’m getting consistent reading in almost every single day is by starting my day with time in God’s Word and a little time in a good book.
I usually get up at least 30 minutes to an hour before the rest of the family and this early morning time is a sacred, soul-filling oasis for me.
I light a candle, make a cup of coffee, write in my Gratitude Journal, spend time reading and journaling as part of the She Reads Truth study, pray over my day/for people & situations in my life, and read at least 5-10 pages of an encouraging book.
All of this usually only takes me 25-35 minutes, but it starts my day in such a calming, quieting, refreshing way. It also guarantees that — even if I have a very full rest of the day — I’ve gotten in a little reading. And those 5-10 pages of reading every day add up to at least one finished book every month!
(It’s Day #15 of the Go to Bed Early Challenge and I’m happy to report that I was in bed by 10 pm last night and got the best night’s sleep I’ve gotten all week long — yay!!)
How do YOU fit in reading? What are YOU reading right now?
Are you joining me for the Go to Bed Early Challenge? If so, leave a comment on this post to let me know how you did with your go-to-bed goal last night.
We’re in this together… And if you didn’t hit your goal, that’s okay! Give yourself grace, don’t beat yourself up, and know that you can try again tomorrow!
P.S. Read more about the Go to Bed Early Challenge here. Need some help and inspiration to go to bed early so you can get up and use your mornings well? Download Day 1 of Make Over Your Mornings for free (scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for it!)