Monday, August 18, 2008

Finding Time

I have two young children and my days are filled with laundry, dishes, making messes, cleaning up messes, arts, crafts, cooking, tons of playing and reading to them. How do I find time to read for myself?
This is a perfect time for me to discuss finding and making time, since I am having a problem with this lately. I do feel that reading is part of being a mother. How will my kids learn to love reading if they never see me read?

According to Verois, Suhler and Associates investment banker "each day in the U.S. people spend 4 hours watching T.V., 3 hours listening to the radio and 14 minutes reading magazines." I think time can be better well spent reading or almost anything else. (This is really hard for me durning the Olympics)

For those of us who have already turned off the T.V. we need to schedule reading time into our lives. We have to schedule time for those things that are most important. Steven R. Covey said "The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule but to schedule your priorities." Reading to me is a huge priority. I must read for my own education and entertainment but most importantly to be an example for my kids. We should not feel guilty when we take time to read.

Finding time to read:

1. Turn off the T.V./electronics

2. Schedule time to read

3. Realize that reading is important and not just for leisure
May we all find the time we need to learn, and gain our education, not only for ourselves but for those little souls that may be watching for our examples.

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