1. Reading makes us more empathetic
2. Postpones alzheimer’s
3. Help you relax and sleep better
4. Help you better understand yourself
I personally connect to each one of these reasons. There was a time where I would regularly be on my phone just before going to bed and i was having a hard time falling asleep. I later “read” that the light from our phone stimulates our eyes and brain to much and make it hard to fall asleep.
The video mentions audible.com as a great source of finding audio books. I personally do not have a subscription to audible.com, but I do have an App overdrive on my phone. I connect this with my local Glendale library card and I am able to read and listen to various books. They are free to check out and I have access to them for 14 days.
So far in 2018 I have read or listened to 43 books. I am both impressed and energized by all of the new things I have learned and read so far. I know with great confidence that I am becoming a better version of myself with each passing week.
I hope you are inspired to read more or listen more, but knowledge is power, freedom, and hope all wrapped into one. Keep reading, keep learning, keep growing into the best version of yourself.