Anyone else tired from running around during holidays?
You are not the only one!
What with cold, rainy weather snuggling into the mountains for the long haul, and the kids still out of school, things are just right for some well deserved “Me” time.
Many busy women have discovered that the best way to get the “Me” time they need is to grab a good book and hide away in a bubble bath!
And as any veteran aquatic reader can tell you spending time with a good book in a hot bath can work wonders for removing those pesky knots in your neck.
But mixing paper with water can be tricky. However hiding out in the bathtub (with or without water) is still a great idea.
6 Reasons Why You Should Read a Good Book, in the Bath
Reading Books Helps You Relax
It has been proven that one the quickest and easiest ways to relax and get things off your mind is to read.
And YES…“Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two-thirds, according to new research. And it works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea, research found.”
Reading Books Makes You a Better Thinker
Books encourage a lot of mental stimulation and reading helps keep both the mind & brain cells healthy.
“Everything you read fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The more knowledge you have, the better-equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face.”
Reading Books Improves Your People Skills
Odd to think that a solitary hobby can help you deal better with other people but reading builds empathy and can give you more insights about human nature.
“Brain scans show that as we relate to characters in stories we make neural connections that linger days after we put the book down on the nightstand.”
Reading Books Helps You Be a Better Communicator
Did you know that the one habit that most successful people share in common is great communication skills?
This is because they read books.
They read. A lot of books.
“Reading uniquely expands our vocabulary. According to some experts the books, magazines, and other written texts we read as adults use double and triple the number of rare words we hear on television.”
Reading Books Keeps You Young
Yes, not only does reading increase your thinking skills, it can also help us keep our memories sharp.
“Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power.”
Reading Books Allows You to Go on Adventures
Books allow us to explore different worlds. Whether they are first-person accounts, stories from history, over-the-top fantasies or just comfortable cozy mysteries, books can take us on adventures.
“We come to care about the characters and the things that are important to them. We visit places we would normally never choose to go and sometimes glimpse a little spark of adventure inside us we didn’t know was there.”
And for some bonus reading points:
Reading Books by Asheville Authors Benefits the Local Economy
Here at Mountain Made, we passionately believe in supporting as many local Western North Carolina authors as we can.
While we are not a traditional bookstore, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by the wonderful selection of novels and non-fiction books that we carry.
So we do invite you to drop by and check out our little book nook inside the gallery > Directions to Mountain Made.