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Can reading help your mental health?

With the weather worsening, and the days getting colder and colder, it is totally normal to be a bit put off at the idea of going outside. However, at the same time that can also mean that in going out less, we could also lose some of the things that help us to cope with our mental health such as going for a walk in a nice bit of nature.

Whilst of course, you are still able to do those things, it’ll just require a few extra layers and maybe a waterproof coat! It is also important to maybe turn to things that we can do from the comfort of our own homes without having to stray out into the cold.

One such fantastic thing is reading a book!

Sometimes everything around us can become fairly overwhelming and stressful, especially after a particularly busy week at work. So having the chance to escape from that and dive into the exciting world of a new book can really help and even perhaps provide a nice distraction from all the stress and pressures around you.

Anything from maybe an informative text about a topic you find interesting, to an enthralling novel about a fantasy world can really be a lot of help!

Not only is it great for that, but it can also be a fantastic way of engaging your brain by challenging your comprehension and imagination. While also stimulating your critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and expanding your vocabulary.

Whilst it may just seem like something that can be used as a simple pastime, reading can be so much more than that for you. So if you are struggling to find something to do or finding things a bit stressful why not set aside some time to read a book?

We’d love to know what you are reading!

If you are struggling with your mental health, please know that there is support available. We at Burton and District Mind are here for you.

You can get in touch with us through the following methods…


📞 01283 566696


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