I’ve met people who never believe they’re good enough. They depress me. It’s a constant back and forth, where they search for someone who will tacitly endorse their refusal to try, while reassuring them that they could do anything if they wanted to.
Six minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by 68 percent, according to researchers at the University of Sussex. Reading beat out other relaxing activities, including listening to music (61 percent), drinking tea or coffee (54 percent), and taking a walk (42 percent).