On the 5th of March I turned 36. I have never been one to hide my age.
I wish I could say that I have some real wisdom to share or some philosophies of life that I can part with but the older I get the more I realise that I am just as far from being wiser or enlightened as I was before.
One of the biggest lessons that I have learnt however is to read more books. I have being consuming a lot of information online like most of us but more and more I have realised that the wisdom in books is far deeper and enriching than any online article can ever be.
I know that we all have just about 10 minutes at a stretch to consume any information. We live in this false illusion that if we are able to consume these 10 minutes of information that we can deem ourselves experts in the said field. We not only run the risk of not having the whole information but also with half baked information we could possibly take really misinformed decisions and rick/ loose for more.
While I started my year with reading books like Girl on the train , Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner I was for the most part falling asleep within the first few pages. A small little change I made was that I started reading in the morning. This helped me with not looking at my phone first thing in the morning and also I also realised that it set the tone for the rest of the day.
I noticed a very significant improvement in my creativity. And while I was reading I realised that my 5 yr old also got more and more interested in her books. Although we have not reached the stage of reading on our own I feel like this one side effect has kept on track with this habit.
What was the last book you read? I would love some recommendations .