In our internet-crazed world, we are so easily distracted from the task at hand. In a single five-minute span, the average person will divide their time between working on a mission, checking email, chatting with a couple of people, keeping an eye on their favourite messenger platform, monitoring their smartphone, and interacting with co-workers. This type of multitasking behaviour can cause stress levels to rise, reducing productivity.
When you read a book, all your attention is focused on the story. All other distractions are minimised as you immerse yourself in every fine detail you absorb.
Try reading for 15-20 minutes, and you’ll be surprised at how much more focused you are. Reading allows your brain to rest and clear clutter, leaving more space to think clearly. If you don’t have time or enjoy reading a physical book, opt for podcasts or audiobooks instead.
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” Richard Steele