Why Read a Book?
The pandemic has taken a toll on all of us. With every passing day, the situation tends to get worse, and panic is increasing by the hour. Getting through each day is becoming difficult, and the situation does not seem to be improving anytime soon. Amidst this entire crisis, have you ever taken a moment and thought to yourself, “what can I do to make it better?” If you are someone who dislikes wasting Time and loves to engage in activities frequently, you are probably quite disappointed. However, do not worry as we got you covered.
Since the pandemic has given us a lot of free time due to the lockdown, we can now resume the activities that we have put on hold for a long time. For example, you can start with the book that you bought last year from the shelf and complete its second half. In the meantime, we will tell you why reading books is good.
Books help to understand ourselves and others. Famous and wise writers have gifted us with many masterpieces of literature that continue to be rewarding. Books are like a portal that can help you experience a different world, travel to another time zone, or deal with your anxieties and worries productively. You can read books for free on many online websites and apps. We have a list of books that you should try out during this pandemic:
Pandemics, Publics, and Narrative
If you cannot figure out which book to read, start with discussing a relevant topic. Pandemics, Public, and Narrative, is a book written by Mark Davis and Davina Lohm. The book’s contents discuss the situation the general public faced during the swine flu that took part in 2009. Davis and Lohm carefully talk about people’s perceptions during the pandemic and the consequences of the same. The vivid accounts of the people who survived the 2009 pandemic will give you hope and teach you important life lessons on how to get through the present one. Through various interesting literary techniques, the authors did a useful job explaining how the public should behave during a pandemic to make the situation better. The chapter ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ does an excellent task explaining why panic and unnecessary fear can worsen the condition for yourself and the people around you.
Let’s Be Calm: The Moral Health Handbook for Surviving and Thriving During a Pandemic
The book is beautifully written by Alex Bruce, a young and competent meditation instructor who has changed many lives through her unique meditation and mindfulness techniques. The pandemic threatens not only our physical health but also our mental wellbeing. The complete change in our daily routines and the constant feeling of being trapped have immensely damaged our psychological health. Therefore, it is necessary to stay in good shape and keep ourselves sane. To achieve a balance and mental peace, Bruce decided to give us a 75-page guide on how to stay calm and survive the pandemic tactfully. You can finish reading books in a day. Bruce discusses several mental health issues and provides solutions for the same through meditation and mindfulness. The book has achieved praise from all around the world, and the reviews are fantastic. If you feel like you have a lot on your plate, read this book today. This is the kind of reading book before sleep.
Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude
The lockdown has forced us to stay home, minimize socializing, and maintain distance. Moreover, the impact of this grave situation is much more than what meets the eye. Social distance has slowly transformed into a psychological distance for many people. If you are an entrepreneur, then you, like no one else, should understand that now it is important to receive a lot of new information, and find your so-called book of ra, so that after quarantine you will be ahead of the competition. Feeling lonely has become a very common scenario for various people. However, during these trying times, we have to remember to make the most of the situation. Since you are now able to spend a lot of time with yourself, read a book every day and try learning from yourself. We spend all our lives depending on others to make us happy, teach us lessons and take us forward in life, but what we often miss out is how much knowledge we hold for ourselves. Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude by Lionel Fisher is a book that talks about the importance of solitude and how much we can learn from ourselves. Add this book to your reading list today. Being alone does not always have to be miserable. Take this time to refresh yourself and discover how wonderful you are with or without others. Read a book every day to motivate yourself.
Psychiatry of Pandemics: A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak
The book discusses pandemics’ history and how different deadly illnesses affected people’s mental health through the ages. Damir Huremovic beautifully puts together the different changes that the general public faces during a risky situation and how they affect their psyche and conditions. If you ever feel alone, remember that these changes that you feel are natural, and there are many people out there who feel as different as you do.
Books can be extremely helpful, even if you do not realize it. Take this time, read books, and invest Time in yourself, expand your knowledge, and learn new things every day. You can also read a book online. The pandemic has not been easy on anyone, and we are all trying to look for ways to make our lives interesting. Read books now and during this Time, enrich your life and make the best use of all the free time you have in your hands.
So, which one have you chosen from our read book list? Did you find it helpful? Don’t forget to share your experience with us!