The task for Week 14 of a 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You was to unplug all your devices and READ SLOWLY!!!
To read a novel.
To comfy-up at home or a coffee shop for an hour and read.
When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more positive too. Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depression, cutting stress, and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life. Dec 12, 2016
Business Insider (for more info on the why reading is good for your health, click HERE)
Reading also benefits…
- Imagination which in turns improves problem solving and creative endeavors;
- Vocabulary and thus ones writing and speaking;
- Knowledge in many forms–history, far off places, cultural mores, etc.;
- Understanding others through characters in books and thus compassion for self and others.
I am continuously amazed at how the simplest things, like reading a book for an hour, can have great impact on our health, happiness, and love of life.
Cheering You on to a Whole Hour of Reading Heart,
The task for Week 14 of a Lighter More Loving You is to READ SSLLOOWWLLY!
This week schedule an hour to turn off the devices and read. Cuddle up at home or go to a coffee shop with comfy chairs.
I came across this article not long ago…
“Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. The point of the club isn’t to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted. The group calls itself the Slow Reading Club, and it is at the forefront of a movement populated by frazzled book lovers who miss old-school reading” – Jeanne Whalen, Wall Street Journal Link to article HERE.
I love to read, yet making time to read novels was a rarity. I tended to find myself skimming articles and blogs, enjoying only the photos in magazines, and picking up work related books over a novel.
Then I saw the SLOW READING CLUB site and was inspired. It’s not really a book club with discussions. It is time to relax, unplug, and read!
There is something quite luxurious about cozy-ing up and escaping into a good story.
There are health benefits for doing this as well! After you have your READ SSLLOOWWLLYY hour, share what benefit you received!
Encouraging Us to be The Whole Slow Reading Heart Club This Week,