More often than not, I find myself reaching for my phone first thing in the morning. For one, it's usually by my bed, and two, I feel the need to check all my emails and messages to catch up on all the things I had missed while I was sleeping.
But what was I really missing?
I was missing the reason why I was waking up every day. I was so caught up in routine and making things perfect, that I forgot to just live a little. It was during this realization that I remembered something I'd read a few years ago, about how picking up a book when you wake up, instead of an electronic, will positively affect both your mood and health. So, I tried it.
I picked up the book Treasure Yourself by Miranda Kerr.
It's full of positive thoughts and empowering words for all stages of life.
I bought this book a few years ago, and since then, I believe Kerr has released another book in this collection that I am sure is worth reading as well :)
Another book that I think is great to read when you need a little dose of wisdom is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I like the description written on the top of the book "A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom," because I feel like that perfectly describes this book.
When reading this, I feel like I am getting the answers I need to get through life,
in the most peaceful and beautiful way.
Bloom, is a book I received from a friend who knew I needed some positive affirmations to get me through all the stresses of school and life.
The preface begins with, "Don't just go through life, grow through life," and there is a quote on every page that symbolizes growth and blossoming into your best self.
I hope you guys try picking up a book instead of your phone one of these mornings!
I swear, it not only helps your eyes adjust to the morning light, but it awakens your mind so that you can have a productive and enlightened day :)
What are some of your favorite books?
Let me know in the comments below!