Why you Should Read for Happiness

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

– Dr. Suess

In middle school, I hated class, so I’d always keep a book under my desk to secretly read. I’d even be reading during lunch. No one would talk to me, when they did they weren’t always nice. Reading was an escape for me, a time to put my self in the narrators shoes and get lost in a book.

Reading has a strong positive effect on people. You can learn so much in such a short period of time. They are different from text books too, text books teach you stuff in the most boring ways possible. When you read a book for entertainment, you never expect to be so captivating in learning. But when you’re done reading, you feel accomplished and refreshed. I’ve been taught a lot of wisdom by many books. When reading you learn more about the world, you learn about others and improve your creativity and imagination.

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Fredrick Backman, My favorite author.

My favorite author is Fredik Backman. I’ve read 4 books of his, they are beautiful and they truly teach you a lot. His book “A man called Ove” is about a grumpy old man who on the inside has a big heart. The book slowly progresses as you learn more about Ove and why he is the way he is. You also get to follow along with his neighbors who force themselves on him and treat him with compassion even though he can be so grumpy. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read and it taught me so much about compassion.

There are so much different options for what to read about, you can read fiction or non-fiction, fantasy, romance, or realistic fiction. If you don’t enjoy reading, trust me I guarantee that somewhere there is at least one book you will enjoy. For anyone struggling with any kind of situation or mental illness, I always will suggest reading as an amazing coping strategy.

There is also books relating to mental health that give wonderful advice. Such as The Happiness Animal by Will Jelbert. Which I will link in this article!! You can also find great books relating to mental health through amazons best sellers. I highly recommend checking them out!

Next time you find yourself feeling down and unsure what to do, go to a public library. You can read for free there, and the quiet space there is a bonus. It’s a great place to escape reality for a little while and feel good again. A library card is free as well, you can rent books whenever you please, as long as you bring them back on time!

The overall perks of reading:
– Less stress
– It can be Free!
– Fun!
– Helps you sleep
– Learning new things.
– A fun escape to a whole new world!

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. “

-Henry Ford

Start reading today, you will find some peace in doing so.



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