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April 2018

April is the month to focus on #wellread. You can read that in two ways, and read into it many more meanings. How you do it is up to you!


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What does it mean to be well-read? Is it a judgmental or elitist term, designed to exclude those who don’t read the ‘right’ sort of books? Some will feel the need to take the traditional route and make sure they have conquered the big classics – Middlemarch, In Search of Lost Time, Ulysses, and there are lists aplenty to follow the path, or perhaps it is simply having read widely across a broad range of subjects and genres, fiction and non-fiction.

Try the many books, magazines, games and apps designed to make you well. Fitness, health, beauty; financial, emotional, spiritual wellness, there are so many resources to help you on your quest to achieve wellbeing in every corner of your life.

Laughter can be the very best medicine, so read these books, watch a funny movie, or just laugh at your attempts to eat, declutter and exercise yourself well.

Many readers know that the very act of reading contributes to their sense of wellness, and you can do a free, online course to discover how reading can contribute to your wellbeing. Watching nature shows, re-reading your favourites, learning a new skill or about a period of history you are interested in. Lifelong learning can promote wellbeing, so grab a book, show or game that interests you, and work towards your own wellness, your way.

What will be your favourite #wellread this month?  While you are reading, watching or playing your #wellread, you might like to tweet about it using  the tags #wellread and #rwpchat so that other people can have a conversation with you.

There will be a Twitter discussion on the 24th of April, starting at 11am and 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time, 9am – 11am BST.  Note this is a staggered discussion.

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