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Hour 17 – (Don’t) Give Up

Hi,

My name is Flavia and I am a reader from Germany. You can usually find me on twitter (and most places) @flaviaaalouise. I’ve been participating in the Dewey’s 24-hour readathon for over 5 years now.

The first time I participated it was quite last minute and I had no idea what I was doing, but a bunch on fun.

As I’ve participated more and more and have been more “successful” I started to put more pressure on myself. To accomplish more and be better.

But that is not always possible. You might not sleep well the night before the readathon. You might have had a stressful week and just not have the power to really read much this weekend. Your mental or physical health might not be as good as you had hoped. Maybe something came up. Maybe you just want to watch TV or spend time with your loved ones.

And if you are the type of person I am that might be frustrating. And to be honest I don’t have the patented recipe to deal with that frustration. But I do encourage you to change your perspective if you are in a situation like that. What can you do to feel better now?

And that might just be to give up and ditch this readathon! I swear it’s fine. This is supposed to be fun. If it doesn’t serve you just get rid of it.

To be honest I am still low-key considering that myself right now (I’m writing this in hour 9, 10 pm my time). As I wrote in the last hour’s post I am defending my Bachelor’s thesis on Monday, I also have quite a bit of cleaning to do and spend the evening at my partner’s parents house. So I have only finished an audiobook I wanted to have finished yesterday already. But let’s see what the night and tomorrow brings. 🙂

Another option is to just change your focus. Focus on self care, Focus on quality time with your partner/fam/animal, Focus on bingeing a book adaptation. Reread some (childhood) faves.

We are still low-key living through the apocalypse. Don’t beat yourself up and if you need someone to hype you up, comment here or join me on twitter for some sprints and fun 🙂

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Hour 16 – Inside Out

Hey readers,

Flavia here. You can find me over on twitter (and most places) @flaviaaalouise.

I hope you’re doing well. Are you still awake or have you taken a nap?

I will probably have had a good few hours of sleep by now since I actually have to defend my Bachelors thesis on Monday. (Anybody remember how I wrote that during the last round?)

Whichever way you have spend the last 15 hours…. It’s been a while.

How are you feeling? Remember to hydrate and eat. Have you gotten up in the last few hours? Moved your body a little bit?

I encourage you to check in with your body but also your surroundings? Is there still a cup of tea steeping you have forgotten about? What is happening outside? (Most likely darkness I guess)

Maybe open a window and breathe in some fresh air. If it’s an appropriate time wherever you are maybe even go outside. Another typ for when you are feeling the many hours in your bones is taking a shower. (Of course only if it’s possible without disturbing other people.)

I wish you a good hour and happy reading. ❤

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook or Reddit groups!

Watch for posts and stories on our Instagram!

Tag your posts with #Readathon on all your social channels