A few studies suggest that reading may help individuals suffering from depression. An article in one of the 2007 editions of the “Wall Street Journal” reported that bibliotherapy proves effective especially when applied in combined with conventional treatment. Reading encourages neural plasticity, which entails developing different transmitter pathways that influence thought patterns. When reading, the brain perceives the act as a learning process as the person obtains new information. These new concepts help establish new neural connections in portions of the brain not generally active during depressive episodes. By stimulating these areas, researchers believe that reading helps restore the brain to a non-depressed state.

When contemplating what type of books to read, you can find books here at www.noqstore.asia (see Why You Should Still Buy Physical Books). While some believe self help books are the answer to innumerable problems, reading fans may scan through hundreds of titles including best sellers and choose a book from an appealing genre. Some research indicates that self-help books help stimulate the learning centre of the brain by offering enlightening information designed to motivate readers to take action. This genre covers everything from dealing with depression and loneliness to boosting self-esteem, enhancing your spiritual life or learning how to become an inspiration to others.

 

Mastermind by Maria Konnikova. Recommended by Oprah Winfrey

Mastermind by Maria Konnikova. Recommended by Oprah Winfrey

 

 

Educational books offer another avenue of stimulating learning and readers can find a selection of good books to read that span every subject matter commonly associated with educational institutions. Learn about modern medical miracles or innovations in the science world. Improve your vocabulary or math skills. History buffs find material on every significant event that occurred in modern or ancient history. Learn about cultures, traditions or the evolution of civilisations.

 

 

Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time

 

 

Taking up a hobby or learning a new craft is another method of brain stimulation and authors have penned countless books on a variety of subjects. One might develop an interest in gardening, organic gardening or rooftop gardening. Discover the vision and skills necessary to become a reputable photographer or uncover the means of turning a hobby into a business by learning the techniques of jewellery making or woodworking. Delve into the world of electronics and technology and progress to invent an innovative device. Learn about drawing or painting and become fulfilled through the art of self-expression. Challenge your mind by opting for books that provide the opportunity for developing problem solving skills or completing interesting puzzles.

 

 

Handmade Home- Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures

Handmade Home- Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures

 

If nothing else interests you accept the possibly of escaping the stress of current events, you can always choose from the long list of best selling titles. Fiction or non-fiction, these books generally cover a variety of topics. One might opt for murder, intrigue and historic secret societies. Read about a crime drama written by an authentic criminal investigator. Many people receive inspiration by reading about someone’s real life journey as they tell the tale of how they successfully overcame tremendous adversity. Experience spiritual inspiration by reading an adventure story laced with timely realisations of faith. Make the time to read a famous classic novel or lighten your mood by indulging in any number of books containing humorous poetry or stories.