Almost all of us know that reading habit has several benefits to our brain as well as mental health. But today most people are seen sticking to Facebook updates or tweeting their daily affairs. Reading of books or just listening to them several times a week can strengthen the literacy skills of a four-year-old child. They become more intelligent and can secure better jobs in future.
Today just a few of the benefits of reading habit are placed here
1. Mental Health
Researchers have shown that the possibilities of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia can be slowed down or even prevented by staying mentally active and engaged in cognitive activities like reading or playing mentally challenging games like chess, especially in old age.
Our present-day life, as well as our personal relationships, are troubled with tonnes of stress. Reading a good story, a novel or a rich article can transport you to a world of fancy away from the stress and worries of the immediate world to a great extent. In other words, it simply helps you to lose yourself in a new world draining the tensions of the present world away. Cognitive Neuropsychologists say.
Information is the king of the present world. It enriches you and enables you to hold a conversation on a variety of topics. The more you read the more enriched and an interesting person you are. The knowledge that you gain makes you well equipped to deal with any situation you’ll ever face.
Moreover, everything that you own: your money, your job, your possessions, even your health can be taken from you but you can’t be robbed of the knowledge you gain through reading.
Vocabulary or the stock of words plays a significant role in expressing your thoughts and feelings. Regular reading habit enriches your stock of words enabling you to express yourself clearly. Just let the new words find their way into your daily life and see the magic. It will boost your confidence level while speaking to your superiors and thereby gear up your career whatever profession you are in. learned people love to speak to those who are knowledgeable on a variety of topics.
People especially engaged in public relations and leadership roles can have significant benefits from reading regularly.
Non-native speakers, as well as second language learners, can also have exposure to new words by reading storybooks for children, journals, magazines etc. This would help them to read and write more easily.
5. Writing Skill
An enriched vocabulary is the key to an improved writing skill. Reading a rich piece of writing can have a significant influence on one’s own writing style and diction. As writing styles differ from person to person, it makes the readers absorb different styles of writing subconsciously.
By reading works of others you can learn how to write and at the same time develop your own style of writing
6. Analytical Thinking Skills
Have you ever tried to solve a mystery that you have come across while reading a story like that? Well, let me tell you such kind of activity poses challenges to the readers to solve an unsolved mystery which requires a great deal of analytical skills on the part of the readers. Good readers are fond of mysteries and are eager to solve them as well. They feel quenched when they find the solutions themselves.
Such kind of ability helps you to have a comment on the plot and lets you analyse whether the story, as well as the characters, are properly developed or not. Moreover, you will be capable of discussing the book with others and share your opinion.
So read regularly and scatter yourself in a variety of fields to strengthen your analytical skills.
The attention and focus of an average person is divided in today’s multitasking activities. It is due to our overexposure to social media: typing an email while chatting with a number of people in a social media group, monitoring tweeter and Facebook feeds while talking to someone else. Such kinds of activities lower your focus leaving you with little productivity. In fact, it diverts your attention from the matter.
Reading habit has a significant effect on redirecting your focus on the matter. You need to concentrate on what you are reading or else you won’t get it. Your reading leads you to a new world and this occurs because all your attention is focused on the story itself.
So read at least 15 – 20 minutes every day before you start your daily work in order to increase your ability to focus and thereby gain productivity.
You need a lot to remember when you are going through a good story such as the plot, the characters and their roles in the story, their backgrounds and the subplots that build up the story before you. You need to do it in order to comprehend the story well. Such practices help to keep the memorising ability of your brain active for a long time.
Studies reflect that it helps in stabilising your mood as well as boosts your short-term memory recall ability.
So enjoy reading regularly.
Reading books can be a great source of free entertainment. It costs you almost nothing and transports you to a whole new world of fancy or to a world of knowledge.
Since every literate guy has a taste, there is a world of books and genre of topics for every individual. So discover yourself and go ahead. Let me point out that it would help you to discover yourself too if you haven’t yet.
There are low-cost books available in the market. In addition, libraries are out there where you can visit and have the pleasure of reading numerous books on a variety of topics for absolutely free. There are stores for second-hand books as well. Free e-books from online resources are also available for downloads. They can be read on your smartphone, laptop or computer screen. E-books can prove very beneficial to physically challenged people as well as people living in rural areas with no libraries and bookshops at all.
In today’s era stress is a common problem that robs you of your sleep. Stats reveal that a good many numbers of corporate runners are stressed out resulting in sleeping disorder, mood disorders and high blood pressure as well.
Well, here is a solution for them at no cost at all.
Reading a good novel or a spiritual text can lead you to the path of inner peace and tranquillity reducing your stress and lowering your blood pressure. Moreover reading acts as a sleeping pill and in addition, the quality of your overall sleep is also improved with the help of a regular reading habit.
So be careful while choosing your topics for reading and enjoy your sleep.
Have a good time, Bye.
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