Recognized Habit and Hobby

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Let’s just say I’ve been attempting to discover or create a hobby for myself. Unsure of what that was, I asked my husband, “do I have any hobbies?” Now ladies, I know we tend to ask our husband rhetorical questions, but this time I was really hoping that he could offer some advice or direction. To my surprise, he did! “Reading,” he replied, “that’s your hobby.” As I stared at him, all sorts of thoughts were running through my head. First, is reading really a hobby? When I think of hobbies I think of cooking, painting, or some sort of craft. Could reading actually be a hobby?

According to Dictionary.com, a hobby is “an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation.” Imagine my surprise when I found out that my enjoyment of reading books actually classifies as a hobby.

It’s sparked my decision to start this blog and actually talk about the books I’m reading. To anyone that’s interested, I will be sharing lessons I learn or things that I consider interesting. I’m hoping that it could serve as an online book club, where we meet and share all about books.

Welcome to our adventure–the joy of reading!

Just do it and Ditch the List!

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I just read an article that reminded me of something I wanted to do last week. Why haven’t I completed the task? It was on my “to-do list,” and I had not got around to it.

This made me frustrated with the term “to-do,” because the unanswered subconscious dilemma is “when?”

When will all the items on the “to-do” list finally be completed? Perhaps that’s why a list of items to do is not actually goal setting. There are no definitive dates or times that are set to ensure when the items will actually be done. And there lies the problem with the list.

It’s just a list, not an action plan. Maybe we should change the name of the “to-do” list to the “action plan” or “today’s list.”

These are just suggestions to cause a mental shift from what we need “to-do” to what “we’re doing.”