Reading for 10 or More Minutes Every Day

November 28 - December 4


This week I attempted to read for ten or more minutes every day. When I was a kid, I was an avid reader and sometimes stayed up all night reading books that I really loved. However, as I got older and was forced to read certain books in high school, I stopped reading as much. In the last few years, I have gotten back into reading, though not as much as when I was a kid. Part of the reason I got back into reading was because of audiobooks and #BookTok. I really enjoy the convenience of being able to listen to a book while I am doing other things. I always listen to audiobooks (specifically on Audible) while cooking and doing other chores, and I find it super therapeutic. I have also discovered a lot of fantastic books on TikTok because my algorithm is super tailored to my interests. However, before diving into my experience, I want to highlight some of the perceived benefits of reading regularly, according to Healthline. 


  1. Reading strengthens your brain.
  2. Increases your ability to empathize.
  3. Builds your vocabulary.
  4. Helps prevent age-related cognitive decline.
  5. Reduces stress
  6. Prepares you for a good night’s rest
  7. Helps alleviate depression symptoms
  8. May even help you live longer

My Experience 

I am happy to say I completed this challenge this week. I listen to more than 10 mins every day of the audiobook When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Maté. I am really enjoying it so far and think it is highly relevant to my website. The book’s main argument is that constantly being stressed out can cause you to become physically sick. Therefore that I honestly a large part of why I started this website. I want to cultivate these healthy habits before it’s too late. In conclusion, I would challenge anyone reading my blog to really take time to invest in their physical and mental well-being. You do not need to do anything as elaborate as my website, and you do not need to be perfectly consistent because I certainly wasn’t. However, I think at least trying is better than nothing.


Here is an Interesting Talk from Gabor Maté Going More 

In-Depth On This Topic


Stanborough, R.(2019, October 15). Benefits of Reading Books: How It Can Positively Affect Your Life. Healthline. 


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