Kids are out of school, adults are playing hooky from work, and we’re all sweating from parts of our bodies we didn’t even know could sweat. Summer is the time to rest, relax, and recharge. Whether that be taking time to see friends and family, going on a trip, or taking a much-needed staycation with Netflix, this summer, prioritize things that give you joy.
While you take some much-deserved time and a mental health break for yourself, why not read for pleasure? We know, we know, in the age of constant social media updates and endless work emails, reading for pleasure is a rare luxury. But taking that time to crack open a good book keeps your brain healthy and gives your imagination space to roam.
Try one of these new books on mental health. From first-person essays to heartfelt novels, they’ll teach you something new, entertain you, and even make you cry in a good way. Happy reading!
Read the original article at Talkspace and Thrive Global. Cover image: Radness.com.au