I had said that I would share with you, one nice thing that we did at my home, and that you could incorporate it in your home too, if you liked the idea. Any guesses as to what it was? Well, I created a Reading wall.
So what is a ‘Reading wall’? It is a large sheet of paper stuck on the wall, on which you enter all the books that you read. I made mine into four sections, one for each member of the family. We threw in sops like dinner at a nice restaurant, when four books are collectively read (so it’s a win-win for all). We also threw in rewards like _______ (fill in suitably) when you reach N books. I am sharing some pics with you.
This is what I made. The pen and the scissor give you an idea of the size of the sheet. I used a full size chart paper.
I added details in each one’s section, like how you see below:
And then I stuck it on the wall! The snap is clicked at an odd angle. I am too lazy to click a ‘proper angle one’. But you get the general idea from this photo.
And guess what—Satish has already made the first entry on this wall, under his name! I am secretly competing with him, and so I am quietly reading my book, whenever i can. (I read four books at a time and so I am all the more motivated now).
I think a reading wall is a great idea, if you live with people whose reading goals are same as yours. Give it a try.
Coming back to the title of the post, what is the SINGLE best thing you can do for yourself in 2017?
I think it is mindful living. Many a time we just go through the motions of living without any focus. If we ask ourselves at the beginning of the day ‘What would make today a great day?’ and if we do that one thing which made that day great, don’t you think you would feel good when you hit the bed?
At the end of the day, we can take stock and think about how that day went. Make notes in a journal. Bullet journal is a great idea for those who lack time. There are tonnes of article online about bullet journals. Change it to suit your needs.
This morning, I waled 8.82 kms! Something I am proud of.
Especially so, as it was so cold! There was mist all around. The visibility was just about 8feet. Beyond that I couldn’t see anything. Here’s a pic I clicked on my walk.
And here’s another:
How has your new year started?
Good luck with your resolutions. I am happy that I am definitely keeping mine!