Why The Love Of Books is Important To Your Mental Well-being

Last Update: April 20, 2021

I love books, and I am always reading minimum 2 -3 books at the same time. Reading lets my mind "free" to roam the fields of creativity and imagination. It fills up depleted energy in a fantastic way.

I love every type of book, well almost. My favourites are thrillers, fantasy and science fiction. One of my favourite writers is Stephen King. The guy is phenomenal, and after discovering him, I have acquired all of his books. I read them again and again.

I also devour everything I come over related to science, history, archaeology and discovery.

Why knowledge is the path to success and eradicates any fear you might have. It is a great tool to learn how to focus and feed your mind. If you have your mind, you also starve your opportunities to succeed in what you set out to do

This quote from Jim Rohn describes my own standpoint when it comes to books:

"Your library will become your mental food—your food for thought. It is so important to nourish the mind, not just the body. You’ve got to be educated." - Jim Rohn

Have a fantastic day!

Roy

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wardchambre Premium
I am a psychotherapist in Studio City, CA where I see many people who are in all facets of the entertainment industry. Through the 25 years working in this part of Los Angeles I have learned if you create a book, a movie, a song, a piece of art or if you find something particularly compelling it is often about a struggle or an issue someone is working through. It is not always true. But it sure has been interesting to find how unconsciously we work things out when we don't realize it.
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roysinOnline Premium
Interesting elaboration of the topic and insight from the entertainment Industry. Thank you for sharing, Karen.

Roy
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Debbi26 Premium
I'm a bookworm as well--always have been. Aside from a lot of nonfiction, I like historical fiction, David Baldacci type. NO Steven King for me though. He scares me! I can't help but wonder what type of person he is if he can imagine such things. However, his book on writing was excellent.

~Debbi
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roysinOnline Premium
I loved On Writing as well. I have read it a couple of times. Historical fiction is a book genre I am very fond of too.

Roy
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Between reading books and articles online, I read a lot, Roy. My main interest is health and technology as per my websites.
On my diabetic site if you are interested I have a Recommended Books to Read page check it out if you are looking for health information.
My latest read books are Mastering Diabetes and Eat to Live and my current read is the Mineral Fix which you can probably get in the library.
Take care.
Jimmy.
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roysinOnline Premium
Thank you for sharing, James :-). Interesting niches.

Roy
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Dadaz123 Premium
I have always loved reading. When I was a kid, my mom used to drive me out of the house because of the countless hours I spent poring over books! I was my class librarian and I made it a point of duty to read every book in the library!
My love for reading widened my horizon and I could talk on so many subjects to the amazement of my peers
I still read 1-2 books a week. Biographies and autobiographies are my specialties.
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roysinOnline Premium
Great, Dada. I recognize myself in your story. I almost always had a book in my hand as a kid. If I couldn´t get a hold of a book, I had a magazine. 😃.

Roy
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sminman7 Premium
Hi,
Great article! I am also a book lover and I especially love your quote by Jim Rohn. My career was books, I sold books to schools and libraries for 21 years and I have missed it since I retired!

Michael Inman
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roysinOnline Premium
Thank you, Michael. What a fantastic career! I can imagine the feeling of having to retire from something you really love.

I will have to retire from my present-day job at the latest in 4 years. It is my hobby, my ultimate dream and my professional life, and I cannot imagine the feeling yet when I have to retire. I am going to miss it :-)

Roy
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