I obviously love to read and consider books among my most prized possessions. I give books as gifts and recommend books all the time. Heck…I have a YouTube channel entirely devoted to reading picture books to my great-niece, Adeline.
But many people do not consider themselves readers or don’t believe they have time for books. When I ask why they don’t read they tell me they would rather do something more active or that they find it boring. Many people say that their short attention spans and life distractions keep them from reading.
I would counter that for many people they just haven’t found a book or a genre they love. But I also think we sometimes overlook the other benefits that come with reading books…such as:
- Knowledge and Learning
- Cognitive Development
- Stress Reduction
- Empathy and Understanding
In the month of July, I will be leading a conversation on the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and we will then have an online book club on July 28th. The weekly discussions will be on Instagram Live so follow me @leahfarmercoaching and you can also sign up for the book club here.