Good evening everyone! I am going to be doing a different sort of post for you this evening…my reading routine! Most of the time these days when I find the moment to read, I honestly sit down and read with just my book and a cup of tea. There are still times though that I go through and get everything set up and have a mood set to read. I am going to briefly detail that routine and what I do below. Enjoy!
The first thing I always do, whether I do any other parts of this routine or not, is boil water for my cup of tea. I drink copious amounts of tea throughout the day and I love to have a cuppa while I am reading. Typically I make tea by the cup rather than the pot, unless I am really wanting multiple cups of the same blend or if I have friends/family over and I know they will like a specific blend.
While the water is boiling I will typically light a candle (or several candles). I really like the “homier” type scents and the one pictured is a favorite of mine. I will also grab a small easy snack, such as fruit or crackers. I don’t always eat a snack while I read, but when I do I try to keep it light and healthy. Sometimes I change into sweat or pajama type clothes when I read, but it is not a necessity for me to do. I can be comfortable in almost anything that I am wearing (just my personal style) and I’ll be comfortable whether I am in sweat pants or jeans/trousers.
Once the water has boiled I prepare my tea to steep and take the cup (or pot) to the spot
I find this routine creates the calm atmosphere that I really crave when I am reading. I hope you enjoyed this little peak into my reading routine! Do you have a routine or things that you have to have before reading?