5 Reasons You Should Read At Least One Book Before Summer Is Over
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5 Reasons You Should Read At Least One Book Before Summer Is Over

Reading can be the escape you've been looking for all summer!

5 Reasons You Should Read At Least One Book Before Summer Is Over

Before this summer, I hadn't read a book on my own will in years. Reading has long felt like a chore to me, and even though I've always liked the idea of reading, I could never really get into it.

This summer, I've had a lot more time on my hands, and I quickly grew tired of spending it watching Netflix or scrolling aimlessly through social media. My sister and mom both listen to audiobooks, so I asked them for book recommendations. I ended up buying a random book my sister suggested, and it was one of the best decisions I made all summer. I started reading more and more books and learned that reading can be such a great escape.

1. Reading can temporarily relieve you of all your worries 

Picking up a book and getting completely consumed in it leaves you little space to focus on anything other than the book. For me, reading requires a lot of focus, and it's the perfect way to take my mind off things that may be bugging me.

2. You can gain a new perspective 

Whether you're reading fiction or nonfiction, I've found that reading can offer new perspectives you may otherwise not have found. Reading can teach you so much about the world and yourself, just based on how you relate to the themes and characters of the book.

3. Reading can help you fall asleep 

This summer, I've somehow turned into a complete night owl. I've struggled to fall asleep at a reasonable time, and even though it's no secret that being up on your phone all night only makes it worse, it took me a long time to learn my lesson. Reading before bed has started to tire my brain out, and helps me fall asleep faster.

4. It gives you something to talk about 

Reading is a great hobby/interest to have, and it gives you something to tell other people about. Whether you're talking to someone who also likes to read or someone who doesn't, it can be a great topic of conversation. Reading can inspire passion, and people love to hear others talk about things they're passionate about.

5. Reading is relaxing 

Reading a book can really calm your brain and soul, making it the ultimate relaxing experience. If you're anything like me, and struggle to find things that help you wind down, consider picking up a book!

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