Reading can do wonders to improve your mental health. It can nourish your soul and allow you to get to know yourself and your likes and dislikes. Reading can allow you to escape stress and anxiety and is a great way to take care of yourself. I first fell in love with reading when I was a young teenager. I would read Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books and the stories would validate how I felt about life, would inspire me and help me to feel alive. Reading can do this for all of us. Those who say they don’t like reading just haven’t found what stories resonate with their soul. Here are some helpful ways to allow reading to improve your life.
1. Make A Reading List
Think of genres you want to read and start researching online, in stores, or at your local library. Read the jacket descriptions of books to get a better idea of what they’re about. You can add the books that appeal to you to your “wish list” online. Your online retailer will then make suggestions of other books for you to examine that people who liked your book also purchased. Try branching out since you’re wish-listing. Search for books in a variety of categories, including both fiction and non-fiction.
2. Get Your Kids Reading
Take trips with your kids to the book store or library if you want to instil good reading habits in them. Encourage your kids to look for books that appeal to them, making it personal. Also help your kids find inspirational, educational and positive books.
3. Find Your Favorite Time And Place To Read
Let reading become a habit for you and make it a part of your everyday. Allow a certain time of day to be your reading time, much like you would for the gym or to eat breakfast. Also, give your kids time to read. If you see them reading a book, get them some hot coca or blanket as a means of positive reinforcement.
Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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