Is reading good for my mental health?
“Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes and fill up my heart.” - Oprah
Our final tip of the week is to READ!
We are not necessarily talking about reading for school or for a project… We are talking about reading for joy – to get your imagination flowing. Spending 30-minutes a day reading a book that interests you can feel great. It connects both your right and left sides of the brain, whilst also helping you to develop a pastime, just for you.
Research suggests that reading “… literally opens our minds to new possibilities and new ideas helping us experience and analyse the world through others' lives”. (literacyworks.org)
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How else can HappiMe help you or your child? We offer targeted coaching programmes, which can be really useful for supporting you to develop more helpful thinking patterns. Find out more here.