Reading puts your brain to work. It involves several brain functions, including visual and auditory processes, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension, and more. It increases your attention spans, focus and concentration.
When I became serious about digital wellness a few years back, reading for pleasure as an alternative to digital entertainment was the first activity I decided to take on seriously.
Throughout the years, I have learned the following three practical tips that have made reading an immensely enjoyable leisure activity— quit reading books you don’t like, cut out distractions, and remove friction.
Almost exactly a decade after Goldhaber’s “radical theory” on the attention economy, the first iPhone would enter the market, giving tech companies unprecedented access to human psychology and radically transforming the fabrics of society as we know it.
Austin Kleon is one of my favourite writers and bloggers. When I discovered him earlier last year, I read his blog all the way back to 2012 and four of his books. I can’t seem to get enough of his timeless advice.