When was the last time you read a book or some other reading device? Did you read because you were in school, and it was on the mandatory reading list? Did you read because you were doing a research paper, and you needed the information? Did you read because the title is on the best sellers’ list, and you wanted to be among the in-crowd? Or did you read just for the pleasure of reading? Regardless the reason for picking up that book (or other reading mechanism), reading is a way to expand your mind.
One of the joys of reading is that it can expose you to the lessons that others have learned. Many times, you can avoid pitfalls by learning from others; thereby saving you a lot of heartache. It can also provide you with information so that you won’t have to begin a project blindly. In many areas, others have experimented with ideas and strategies, and they have discovered reasons why some things work and why some things don’t. Reading can save you a lot of valuable time in such areas. Reading can also take you on journeys that you may never take in the natural, and it can expose you to people of different cultures. Reading can inspire you to move towards your goals, and it can help you understand situations that may be foreign to your world. Reading can even provide you with an avenue of escape; it can be relaxing and exhilarating all in one.
So if you find yourself in a lull, pick up a book (or other reading mechanism) and explore something new. Read about science, religion, fiction, regions or anything that peaks your interest. However, choose your topics wisely, then read, read, read!