Guess how much I love you…………………. This is one of the favourites here, as well as ‘We are going on a bear hunt’ in all fairness our children love having a story read to them at any time of the day, but bedtime is the calm, the lay in bed and let us drift off into a state of relax and story time.
See kids have a lot on their minds, and I am sure each generation that grows up say’s it’s tough for kids growing up nowadays, the pressures and strains. And they are not far wrong, I know when I was at school, jeez did I moan! But I never had the level of homework my kids get now and they are nearly 5 and nearly 9!
But a story at bedtime is fun and calming and helps them sleep.
Now, you are sitting there thinking ‘why the heck is she babbling on about bedtime stories’ well I have a reason for this topic and that is a simple question for you all:
How many of you switch off from the internet and read?
A study has shown that even 6 minutes a day can be enough to reduce your stress levels, it’s been proven that is more effective than listening to music, which for me was a surprise as I am very music orientated, I always have my radio on or my iPod on shuffle, I generally feel happier with music on in the background (plus is bodes well for some kitchen dancing!). As I sit here now drafting this I am listening to my music.
Going back to reading
After I read this piece I started watching my children at bedtime whilst I read them their stories and I could see them smiling and relaxing, as the story unfolded, and wondered why on earth I don’t read as much as I used to, I mean now is the time for me to be picking up a book and losing myself in the story, and we all know those that have read Pride & Prejudice probably knows what it’s like to lose yourself in a book 😉
Running our businesses 24/7 can takes its toll on us, the stresses and pressures of hitting targets, pulling it the money each month, plus all the other tasks we must do, I feel we owe it to our minds and stress levels to find a way to unplug and unwind, and that’s why over the next few blogs I will be talking about ways to unplug from business and really enjoy the reasons why we started in the first place. Creating this type of regular ritual can be hugely beneficial to us running a business.
I really want you to try it, go grab a book and lose yourself in storyline
What will you read? Share with us what you are reading or what is next on your reading list.
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