A new study shows that reading fiction was an insanely effective way to reduce stress—better than listening to music, having a cup of tea or going on a walk. In fact, reading reduced stress levels by 68% in as little as 6-minutes.
Losing yourself in a book distracts you from your worries, increases empathy, and even prevents Alzheimer’s. Some even say that 20-minutes of reading has the same effect as meditation.
So, buy a book. Even better if it’s physical to give you a break from your phone.
What books are on your must-read list?