Reading change the way we look at things. For example after you have read Jane Austen and you are going to visit your friend, give it a thought on how Jane Austen will look at them.
Stories and lessons we have benefited from books enable us to see things we would otherwise have missed it.
There is a new therapy called Bibliotherapy. It is a convergence of psychology and literature to make people feel better about themselves.
There are a lot of self-help books in the market. Bibliotherapy introduced a list of books to patients after consultation and the psychology behind it is that people will feel better when they know they are not the only suffering from it. Reading reduces stress too after a long day at work. Our mind shift gears when we pick up a great fiction book.
So what are you reading lately to shape the quality of your mind?