In a world where everyone has a smartphone and technology is more present than ever before, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate World Book Day, and share with you why reading is so important to us here at Agent.
Everywhere you look, whether it’s on the train, the bus, in restaurants or walking down the street, most people are consumed by their smartphones.
Books can hold and keep all kinds of information stories, thoughts and feelings unlike anything else in this world. Could words and fictional worlds be all that great for you and your health? Indeed, it can, and it is a timeless form of entertainment and information.
For years, reading was the only form of personal entertainment, and perhaps this is why it has been in the spotlight for such a long time and isn’t going anywhere fast. Reading has survived the years, and luckily, the benefits have survived right along with the books.
Below are just a few of the benefits reading can bring:
- Cognitive mental stimulation and brain exercising
- Vocabulary and knowledge expansion
- Lower levels of stress and tension relief
- Memory improvement and better focus
- Strengthens your writing abilities
- Boosts your sleep
- Helps to broaden your mind
Reading is extremely important to us and our team, helping us do better both in and out of work.
We hope World Book Day inspires you to pick up a book and get reading! If you need some inspiration, here are a few of our favourites…
- Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
- Letter to my Daughter by Maya Angelou
- Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
- Essays in Love by Alain De Botton
- Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson