Maura Kelly calls for a slow books movement:
In our leisure moments, whenever we have down time, we should turn to literature—to works that took some time to write and will take some time to read, but will also stay with us longer than anything else. They’ll help us unwind better than any electronic device—and they’ll pleasurably sharpen our minds and identities, too.
To borrow a cadence from Michael Pollan: Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics.
About an hour before I go to bed each night, I read. It is the perfect way to unwind, benefiting both the mind and the soul. We tend to push, pull, and twist ourselves out of sync with the rhythm of the world, the rhythm for which we were created. Reading like this will focus our minds, slow us down, and settle us back into the groove we should have been in all along.