Self–Love Day 26
I went to sleep around 5am today, and I woke up around 9am today. I haven’t been giving myself the best sleep these past few days, which is something that is important to do.
I woke up tired, but in a relatively good mood, and I got straight to work, but I realized I was moving kind of sluggish. I needed a mental rest, so I laid down on my bed and pulled out a fantasy novel I had put down a while ago.
I actually pulled 3 fantasy novels from my mini library, Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown, Terry Brooks’ The Gypsy Morph, and The Elves of Cintra. The last two books are part of the Genesis of Shannara series. I’ve read two of the books, and started The Elves of Cintra book a while ago, but I began to let it build dust on my bookshelf.
Today my mind was beginning to rot with exhaustion, and I needed a mental break and some downtime for my brain to relax so I could then be more productive and focused later. I grabbed The Elves of Cintra, laid on my bed, and began to read.
I was reluctant at first, “I put it down for a reason,” I thought, but it can sometimes take me 15 tries to read a book, where I repeatedly read the first chapter over and over again before I move further and finish the book.
I was surprised. I loved it. I was hooked. It was just what I needed. I was able to relax, and absorb myself in a distant magical place. I was also noticing writing devices that I liked that I would want to adapt for my own writing. It was just the break I needed. 🙂
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.