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Reading Before Bedtime

Yesterday being Sunday, I had a stupendous siesta. And due to that I could not go to sleep early at my regular time. So I started reading a book: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.

This is the second book of Gladwell that I've started reading. First being Outliers.

The point of this post is the way I felt after reading a few pages of the book. Reading calmed my mind. After reading for an hour of so, my mind was lot more serene. On other days, I had this problem of not getting immediate sleep due to the constant chatter of my mind. But yesterday was totally different. I went to sleep easily and also got up early by half-an-hour than by regular days and still was feeling fresh.

While reading I observed that it relaxed my whole body too. In a way, it felt like meditation - away from all the notification and distraction world. It allowed me to connect with myself.

In a way, reading before bedtime is a good habit to cultivate.

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