Reading doesn’t just benefit your mind; it’s wonderful for your heart too. Indeed, reading for as little as 10 minutes can lower your heart rate and reduce stress. And let’s face it; sometimes it’s good to get out of your own head.
Today, call or email a friend whose taste you find interesting and ask them for a reading recommendation. Or review the New York Times Best Sellers list to lead you to a fabulous find. Jot down your choices and then go to a book store – bricks and mortar or online – or the library and make one book yours.
Then, for at least 10 minutes each day, escape from your world, your worries, even your own thoughts and enjoy a ritual that benefits both heart and mind.