Read For an Hour Once a Week

AT LEAST. I feel like there’s a reading crisis out there, and I want to help it! People are choosing Facebook over a page of a nice book and it makes me sad. There’s nothing wrong with social media, we obviously use it all the time. However, we will never stop preaching moderation. Balance! Weigh one hand with a phone and another with a book! I’m not telling you what to read whether it be nonfiction, fantasy, romance, or another type of fiction! I’m just telling you to stop, drop, and read! 


Reading is a great habit. It sharpens the mind, broadens the imagination, and opens up your world views. It can do so much for you. After all, books have been known to change people’s lives and put people on paths to greatness. Books are inspiring, eye-opening, and life-changing. They teach you how to write better, give you the opportunity to learn new words, and understand how other people’s minds work. So much benefit just from reading a book?! Crazy. Also, in this day and age, it’s important to disengage and escape to another world, even if it’s set in present-day New York or Los Angeles. Sometimes we’re on such a streamlined path that we forget to think outside the box, or look at something from a different angle, or try to understand what other people think. 

I’m lucky (or unlucky) enough to take the bus every day so I read there. It’s ten minutes each way so I get in at least twenty minutes a day. I also try to read before bed at night, but that happens less than I would like. Chris and I, every Sunday, try to sit down and read together for an hour. It can be before bed, in the afternoon, during a lazy morning–whenever! We take that Sunday and we read for a whole hour together. It doesn’t matter what you read–it could be graphic novels, how-to book, or anything! Pick your poison, but stick to it and enjoy it. Learn new things. Open up your mind. They say habits takes 21 days to form, so I am challenging you to read for an hour a week (AT LEAST) for three weeks. After that, try reading ten minutes a day for 21 days. You can do it! Reap the benefits! And then just go from there. Read to stay hungry and fit!

6 Responses to "Read For an Hour Once a Week"

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  1. Ydnar Llewop

    November 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Hagrid says, “Reading makes me smarter about how to get V—em-t!”

    • hungryandfit

      November 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm


  2. RunBikeThrow

    November 22, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I could try this. But I have to say it would be hard to cut back that much on my reading.

    Also, I can highly recommend Books on CD.

    • hungryandfit

      November 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Yes! I have a subscription to Audible that I listen to walking to the bus

  3. Sheri

    November 22, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I also highly recommend audiobooks. They are great for engaging the mind in active and entertaining imagination when your hands have to be busy. For anyone who really wants to take on the hallenge of reading 10 minutes every day, I just installed an app that was free from the Starbucks program called Streak. I told it last week I wanted to read 10 minutes each day and it helps encourage and track my success. 7 day streak so far! 🙂

    • hungryandfit

      November 22, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Nice!!! Great idea