I’ve posted so many products I’ve been loving I wanted to start taking notice of the free things in life I enjoy. It probably looks like I spend all my time shopping, but I don’t, honestly!
So this time of year I love coming home from work and settling in for the evening on the sofa (or in bed) with a scented candle and a good book.
The simple things are the best.
I’ve been appreciating this more recently as I hadn’t realised that my depression has hindered my reading ability. I could read one or two chapters at once and that was it. I used to be able to read for hours without considering stopping – only for food. But the last few months I struggled to read for more than 30 minutes at a time. In the last few weeks I’ve been reading for longer periods – a couple of hours at a time – and I love it. I’m glad this ability is returning as I hadn’t realised I’d missed it so much.
I find it very relaxing and a way of taking care of myself. I don’t put pressure on myself to finish a certain number of chapters, I just read until I feel I want to stop.
I’ve been drinking mint tea most of the evenings of this, but I’m sure I will switch to hot chocolate as winter turns colder.
I also want to create a reading nook in my new house for just this purpose. I am on the lookout for the right reading chair 🙂