‘Reading is good for you’ is an often repeated message from parents and teachers. Also from a scientific angle, many studies underline the importance of reading: for a richer vocabulary, for your social development and even for a longer life.

You can already be very proud of yourself for starting the Gladify program. You’ve shown the will to develop yourself and to works towards a better version of yourself. The Gladify Method teaches you how to get yourself in the best state of mind for achieving your goals. Which brings us to the last life changer of Gladify: Knowledge booster; working on your personal development for a couple of hours a week by reading literature that match your goals.

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that reading personal development books and biographies of greats has a beneficial effect on your state of mind. Such books can inspire and motivate you, help you to think about your own situation, and put your personal experiences in perspective. In this context literature has a therapeutic effect. “The power of literature is that it can change thought processes and create new thoughts and connections in the brain.”

  • Reduces stress: just 10 minutes of reading a day can help you reduce your stress by more than two-thirds.
  • Improves concentration: reading a text and thinking about it helps to train your ability to concentrate
  • Memory training: reading can help you train your memory, and therefore can reduce the risk of dementia in old age.

Within the Gladify Method we stick to reading only 10 minutes a day. And let’s be honest; knowing that reading only 10 minutes a day can make such a big difference to your mood and state of mind, that’s an easy sacrifice to make, right?

And the amazing thing is this: since you read about one page per minute, that’s 10 pages every day, which translates to one good book a month. That’s twelve books a year without any effort! And how many books have you read in the past year?

Knowledge is available everywhere

It is quite possible that you require specific knowledge to achieve your life goals. For example, when you want to start working as a personal trainer this year, you need to know everything about fitness, exercises, muscles and diet to make your company a success.

Thanks to the digital world we’re living in today, you can almost find all the necessary knowledge online. You can take free lectures from renowned universities around the world, or take master classes from experts in the field. So please, don’t let your lack of knowledge stop you in determining your personal goals. Knowledge is available everywhere as long as you’re willing to acquire it.