I spent yesterday on the couch. On purpose. And it felt good.
I had several books I'd begun reading and was still reading, and I decided to "git 'er dun."
I used to be an avid reader who usually had several books going at one time. One in the living room, one in the bedroom, one in the car. Often more than one in some of those locations and a couple more at the office. Wherever I was I'd pick up the book at hand and read.
Then for years I struggled to read, not because I couldn't, but because the way I learned to read, as necessary, in grad school was a chapter or a page or a paragraph at a time, no more than necessary. I developed a style of reading that I would dub "ADR," or Attention Deficit Reading. When I finally had time to read again, I could not read more than a short time without my attention going all over the place. I was scanning letters and turning pages without retaining much or anything.
When my daughter and her hub bought me the Kindle recently, my reading ability returned. For whatever reason the Kindle is easier for me to remain focused on more than a small amount. I found that I was able to read for hours at a time, not minutes. Then in the past two or three weeks, I picked up several books that I've had for some time, and wanted to read, and another that I recently ordered because I couldn't find it available for the Kindle. I've learned that my focus is back, the "spell" is broken! I had started several on the Kindle and two printed books, and I was switching back and forth among them.
So yesterday I made a decision to do nothing but lay on the couch and read. And I did! I finished a kindle book and a printed book and got a good way into the other printed book! Woo hooo!! It was so good to be totally lazy for a day!
Maybe I'll go for two in a row!