It is important for everyone to have a pastime or hobby to help unwind and escape. For some people it is a sport, for other people it is a television show and for others it is a good book. When you read a book, you let go of all of the stressful and unpleasant things going on in your life and stop worrying.

A book can take you to another place and time, and for a moment it can make you forget that you have any troubles at all. Reading also stimulates your mind and helps you absorb information and learn more about the world around you.

Annamarie Lopinto

Annamarie Lopinto

Both fiction and nonfiction books can help a reader relax and de-stress. Reading for just a few minutes a day can make a big difference in your mood and the way you feel. If you are already an avid reader, it is important to try new books and topics that stimulate your mind and keep you interested in learning more.

If you do not read often or aren’t sure how to make time for reading, start by picking a book on a topic you care about or are curious about. A short book may be best to start with and you should plan a few minutes each day to put aside for reading. Most people find time to read right before bed, but you may decide to do it in the morning before you start your day or even on your lunch break.

It is important to find the time to read a few times a week. If you aren’t used to reading on a regular basis, it may be hard to start, but once you have made it a part of your daily life you will find that it is a habit you don’t want to break.

Annamarie Lopinto loves to read and tries to make time for her passion each day.