Reading is an enjoyable pastime. But it\’s not just something for relaxation or learning. It\’s been shown that reading improves your focus, memory, empathy, and communication skills. Encourage yourself this month to pick up a magazine, book, or newspaper and get some reading done!
Visit Your local Library
Make a date for yourself to go to the local library. This way there is no commitment to buying a book, just have a valid library card to pick up something new. Get inspired by the stacks of literature and fuel your reading journey.
Start With What You Like
If you have done any reading before, you may have an idea of what you already like: romance, non-fiction, biographies, etc. If you are jumping back into reading it may be easier to start with something well loved.
Try a Series
A book series may be a way for you to get hooked into reading and create a routine. There is something fun about getting attached to a character and following them through their adventures!
Set yourself some dedicated reading time. Light a candle, grab a comfy blanket, and make a cup of coffee. Having a nice environment to read in will make it all the more enjoyable.
Pick up a Magazine
If you are not a big reader, flipping through a magazine and reading shorter articles may be easier for you. Pick up something that catches your eye next time you’re in line at the supermarket or pass by a newsstand.
Needing motivation to read? Give yourself a reward for accomplishing your task. This can be as big or small as you like, as long as it gets you to your goal!
Turn the Ordinary
Unleash your curiosity.
Get out there and explore!
Why is it important?
Self-reflection is the key to self-awareness. It allows you to look neutrally at your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions.
It is about questioning what you do and why you do it. Through this practice, you\’ll be able to look at yourself with newfound interest and curiosity.
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