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How to find more time to read the Bible
Did you know that reading in general can have a profound impact on mental health. A 2013 study published in the journal Brain Connectivity used MRI scans to measure the effects of reading on the brain. The scans showed that reading not only triggered brain connectivity while reading, but also continued to do so for days afterward.
The dawn of a new year is widely seen as a great time for people to make positive changes, and many of those are rooted in personal growth. If that personal growth involves reading the Bible more, then the following are some ways people can find more time to read the Bible.
· Take your Bible to the gym.
Reading the Bible can be a great way to grow as a person and learn more about God’s Word. Growth can have a profound effect on readers’ overall health.
Weightlifting and reading might not be a match made in heaven, but taking an e-reader along with you to the treadmill, elliptical or exercise bike can be great way to pass the time while breaking a sweat. Instead of firing up a streaming service during your cardiovascular workout, bring an e-reader and read the Bible. That can make your workout twice as beneficial because you’ll be working out your body and your brain at the same time.
· Read the Bible before bed.
Many people find time to read right before going to bed each night. Reading before bed is a great time to get some reading in, and it also can benefit readers in a unique way. A 2009 study from researchers at the University of Sussex found that six minutes of reading before bed reduces stress by 68 percent. Or read the Bible when you first wake up. Make a set time each day!
· Listen to The Bible while commuting.
While it takes some getting used to, listening to an Audio Bible is another way to indulge in hearing God’s Word. Though various studies have suggested audiobooks can lead to lower levels of reading comprehension than reading traditional print books, people with hectic schedules may need to give a little to get a little. Professionals with long commute times can turn their daily drives to and from the office into opportunities to listen to an Audio Bible. It might not be quite the same as reading a printed Bible, but it’s still a great way to still hear God’s Word.
· Turn the television off.
Data collected from Nielsen in 2018 found that the average adult now spends nearly six hours per day watching television, videos on a smartphone or tablet and/or videos on devices connected to their televisions. Adults who want to find more time to read the Bible may need to just turn off their televisions and devices and spend more time reading than watching videos.
· Set Reminders
Maybe you can set reminders for you to read the Bible. Smart devices can easily help remind us to do something. Even Bible Apps such as YouVersion, has reminders and reading plans. There are other Bible reading apps you can look into too, such as BibleGateway.
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Article compliments of MetroCreative. Adjusted for reading the Bible.