In terms of recovery, reading can be a good distraction when you need it. When reading, your mind has to stay focused on the words in front of you. If it wanders off the page into thoughts of a stressful situation at work or whatever is bothering you, you’ll lose the thread. According to Neuroscientist, Dr. David Lewis from the University of Sussex, reading can reduce stress levels up to 68%.
Reading in recovery can open your creative channels. Reading can be an adventure you dip into for 20 minutes a day.. Depending upon your genre of choice, reading may provide a motivational elixir for you to try new things in your life. For example, a beautifully written novel about an archeological find in Iceland, may inspire you to travel to the small country.
Writing can provide opportunities for self-reflection. The protagonist in a book considers divorce to be his only option. Later, when he recognizes his own behavior is partially to blame, he makes a good faith effort at reconciliation with his wife.
Reading exercises the brain. It can increase your vocabulary, thereby making you a more attractive candidate for a job than the next fellow. As you slog through a book determined to get to the end, your level of patience and tenacity are given the potential to increase.
Studies have shown after prolonged periods of time without insufficient sleep, serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity can occur. Dr. Rapoport, an associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center noted, “If you are trying to learn something, whether it’s physical or mental, you learn it to a certain point with practice, but something happens while you sleep that makes you learn it better.”
Studies show, time after time that reading a few pages or chapters of a book before bedtime, prepares your mind much better for sleep than flipping through a mobile phone. Good sleep is vital, not only in your early days of sobriety, but there afterwards. Sleep improves your perspective, your moods and your general sense of well being. Why not add reading to your list of sober living support systems?
“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.” — Susan Sontag
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