How To Read More Often: In my quest to read more books and to read more often, I learned a few things about how to read more books, and how to read more often.
A support group is a group of people in your life that are privy to your struggles, care needs, and will be there for you; even when your mental illness makes it difficult to be around. These people may not be your best friends or family and maybe they are. They don’t even have to know each other, although it helps if they do.
I thought that if I wasn’t learning, creating, or accomplishing something, I was wasting the extra time I had during the day. I can’t remember when I first heard or read this, but it was within the last six months, but I am not obligated to be productive. Especially during my spare time. After reading Overwhelmed, I realized I was wasting my leisure time by trying to be productive.
There is work, and there is busy work. Busy work is generally meaningless. If you say “I’m busy” instead of “I was working on signing a few contracts that will bring my office a lot of new business,” you devalue the work you are doing. If you say “I’m busy that day” instead of “I am spending time with family that day” you are devaluing the activity of being with family.