What a book does for you is diverse. Apart from the derived enjoyment, a book creates another world for you, takes you on a journey to destinations and ways of life hitherto unknown. A book also opens up knowledge opportunities invaluable for life and for your personal and professional development.
One more thing. Reading as a habit is one of the surest way to improving your communication skills.
Our advice for the week
1. Pick a book today. Now, in fact! Don’t delay. You will be glad you did.
2. Read widely too – novels, history, memoirs, biographies, magazines etc. Don’t limit yourself to one genre.
3. Plan reading into your daily and weekly routine. That’s the way to make it a habit.
4. Don’t give in to the excuses! “I don’t have the time”, “I can better use my time for other things”, “I have a challenging job” etc. Reading a book is a Quadrant 2 activity i.e. not urgent, but important. You will be glad you develop this habit.
1. Ensure that whatever you send makes sense and cannot be misconstrued. Remember, communication involves transmitting meaning.
2. Avoid sending or forwarding messages with racist, sexist or any other offensive content or language.
3. Furthermore, do not post, send or forward anything you may regret in the future. If you do not agree with a comment on social media, ignore it, rather than posting abusive words against the writer. The watchword is ‘think first’ before posting any item or even sending an email.