In an age of technology, where we are always connected through a phone or laptop screen, I often find myself neglecting the joy of reading a book.
As well as actual hardback books, we are now able to read ebooks and the like on our devices, meaning that it is more accessible now than ever to engross yourself in a good novel or factual text.
Reading is really good for you. Not only does it help to expand your vocabulary and memory skills, it’s also a good way to reduce stress. Other benefits include improved focus and concentration, more knowledge and stronger analytical skills.
You can pretty much access reading materials about anything. Whether there’s a type of fictional theme you enjoy or want to delve into an autobiography of a celebrity icon, there’s something for everyone.
If you’re after something to read around self-care, there are a number of books out there offering help and advice as well as tips on how to de-stress and relax. I would also recommend looking at books about happiness and ones with positive quotes in which are a quick read at the start of your day. These may be easier to digest than diving into a big book if you’re not used to reading.
If you have any recommendations or you would like to review a self-care book, let me know! We’d love to hear from you!