Blogger Heather Acerro

Summer Reading Slump

Upper midwest lake at sunsetHey, how are you holding up? It is about halfway through the summer reading season, and I am sure you are exhausted! Please remember to take care of yourself.

Here are some ideas to get started:

If you haven’t done so already, plan a vacation. Even taking a few days off to stay home and do things not related to work. Basically, get something to look forward to on your calendar.

Take a walk. Since you get breaks, I encourage you to take them and get outside to enjoy summer for a few minutes.

Read an uplifting book. One that I highly recommend is “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. I’ve dedicated my summer to Up Lit and found several lists online.

Binge (or just regular watch) an excellent show. Here are some of my current favorites:

*Queer Eye (Netflix): So much more than a makeover, this is about love, friendship, and the power of human connections.

*Kitten Rescuers (Netflix): This is a British show about kitten rescueChicken riding in a strollerrs. What are you waiting for?

*JunsKitchen (YouTube): Jun walks you through recipes while his cats watch.

*Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix): Watching Marie take families from chaos to calm is surprisingly relaxing.

If you have time for nothing else, make an effort to spend a little time doing your favorite things. Only you know what those are, but if you enjoy them, make sure you do them. No need to feel guilty for taking time to laze in the hammock, garden, or take a chicken on a walk. Do what you love for a little while every week!

And remember, all of your efforts toward summer reading programming are extremely valuable to the families of your community. Keep up the good work!

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