Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.
Try reading the section/chapter first and then taking notes. I used to take forever also when I discovered that it was because I was basically going sentence-by-sentence and writing everything down. When I started reading the chapters by section and only taking down what was important I was able to go through the material in half the time and I understood it better!
The same worked for me!
I realized that by taking notes while reading the chapter for the first time I was essentially copying the text almost verbatim.
It’s much more relaxing as well to just read the text first time around. I do highlight as I read though. It helps focus my attention when I go to take notes later.
So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide