The taboo of SHOULD❎
❎I should read a chapter, page or book tonight
❎I should keep up with my buddy read
❎I should read faster
❎I should read more fiction
❎I should read more non fiction
❎I should read more books by PoC
❎I should read more in the morning before work
❎I should read less to allow more time for xyz..
❎I should post more book ish content because I’m not a bookstagrammer otherwise
❎I should read more to be able to talk to people about books
❎I should have more followers on my book account
❎I should be reading now
❎I should try different books
You get the point.
Remove the obligation of should.
✅I want to read whenever I feel like it
✅I want to read however many books I want to
✅I want to read at my own pace
✅I want to read X type of books
✅I want to post on my book account whatever content whenever I want
✅I want to not post on my book account
✅I want to talk to people about whatever book/s I’ve read and I can do this online and offline
✅I want to allow myself the same kindness I give other people to feel free in my reading journey, which means I remove any guilt about reading
✅I want to read and enjoy other parts of my life, and I acknowledge that’s okay because I say it is and I have the power to do that.
See the difference?