Writing is a creative emotional outlet for a lot of writers. It restores equilibrium between thoughts and feelings. However, it can be mentally and emotionally exhausting if you want to start a daily writing schedule.
Reading is good for you. It's good for learning empathy and it's good for honing your writing skills. Find time to read during the day the same way you find time to write: a paragraph at a time, in between tasks, in pieces and sometimes in the sly.