Want to read more? Then put your phone down.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone today who doesn’t have a smartphone. Wherever we are and whatever we doing, all too often we’re glued to the screen. Of course, there are always calls, texts, and emails that are totally unavoidable; but these certainly don’t account for the hours we spend tapping away each day. In the process, some of our former favourite pastimes have fallen by the wayside.
One such activity is reading. The benefits of reading are well documented; it busts stress, it can help us nod off, it sparks our imaginations and gives us a world to escape to. It couldn’t be further, then, from the demanding pings and buzzes of our iPhones and Androids.
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To show how much you could achieve if you switched out your smartphone for some of history’s greatest novels, musicMagpie have put together this handpicked selection you could read front-to-back – all by giving up just one of many phone-based activities for a single month.
Here another “books vs smartphones” infographic that will, we hope, enable you to spend more time reading.
Want to give it a try? Let us know how it works out.
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