2014 Resolution #6

New Year’s Resolution #6: Read every night before bed

First of all, isn’t it great how I keep making new resolutions even though the year is already almost a quarter over? Yeah, I’m taking this whole “New Year” concept a little far, but bear with me because it’s for a good cause. (And if you’ve noticed that I haven’t written about resolution #4 yet, don’t worry, I’ll get to that in a future post.)

I’ve always loved reading, and since the beginning of the year the Kindle app on my iPad Mini (which replaced my ancient Kindle earlier this year) has been filling up with books that I’m really excited about. Even if I’d been devouring books since then I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with the influx of new reading material. And of course I’d like to keep my mind (and let’s face it, my imagination) sharp with consistent reading, but there’s more to this resolution than all of that great stuff. I’ve come to the realization that I spend way too much time on my laptop after I get in bed every night and I think it’s been messing up my sleep patterns. The only reason I get online that late is because I’ve put off writing my daily webpage post and I need to get it done before I go to sleep. It’s a terrible habit that I would really like to break. And since reading tends to make me sleepy (not in an “I’m bored” way) it should keep me from staying up as late as I have been. Ironically I’m writing this post while sitting in bed. Oops. But I actually went to bed most nights this week without breaking out my laptop and I think it helped. So as soon as I publish this post I’m going to pick up my iPad Mini and read some of Insurgent, which is the sequel to Divergent (I want to go see that movie soon, but that’s a subject for another post). Good night everyone!