Sooner or later, we all are more than capable of reaching information overload. Sometimes it happens at work, sometimes it happens when we are involved in a lot of conversations or other socializing, it often happens from watching too much news or other informative programming – it can even happen to book lovers. Who would have thought that was possible. Somewhere along the line, I got the bright idea of doing a Goodreads book contest this year. I did them in 2011 and 2012, but then realized it was a stupid thing to do. Of course, that means I signed up for one this year. Not only did I sign up for one, I signed up for a goal that should only be set by those of you who read trashy romance novels or even trashier western novels with no words of more than two syllables. My goal is sixty books, and I have one more to go. My brain feels as if it will explode. If I do this again next year, please have me committed.
Sometimes we just have to step back and let ourselves rest. Whether your poison is gossip, the news, or books, it’s okay to just lay it down and walk away for a while. If we don’t we can actually have a stress reaction and have difficulty processing new information. It quite simply isn’t healthy.
The good news is that I only have a few chapters to go on book number sixty. I think I can take the weekend off and still make it. Do as I say, not as I do!