Very short little salon today because I am very busy working on my thesis. My thesis advisor caused me a great deal of stress this past week by not getting back to me in a timely manner. Once I had gotten the essay back I came across an article in a fitness magazine that I thought I would share with you guys. It is very short, not really an article but here it is (my translation).
A Good Book Gives Peace for Your Soul
Let go of the netsurfing, dust bunnies and racing thoughts and devote yourself to a heavenly moment in company with the literature you prefer. It gives peace.
When we are captured by a good book it helps us move focus from our problems and let them go , a study from Mindlab, University of Sussex, England, shows.
Just six minutes with a gripping or exciting book is enough to reduces stress levels with more than two thirds. According to psychologists the reason is as simple as when the brain concentrates on reading it gets distracted and the body “forgets” to tighten heart and muscles. If you don’t have time to read, you can achieve the same calming effect with an audio book.
From iForm number 7/2010
What do you like to read to relax? Any particular genre or author?
Due to the great work load I have right now with my thesis things will be very quite here on the blog until mid-May. I hope to be back to normal by then. Hope you all have a great time in the mean time!