Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. - Richard Steele
Reading is such a powerful thing that can transform our thoughts and can fuel development. Books open our mind and strengthen its well being. The best cinema in the world is the brain and to know it, read a good book.
A person can fetch a lot from reading. Reading is ideally one of the best exercises for our minds. Just like - for a healthy body, one needs proper nutrition and a balanced diet, good reading is important for a healthy mind. Reading is a good source of rejuvenation for our minds.
Below are some of the amazing benefits that reading can give us.
1. Helps in building focus and concentration
We are living in the world of social media where a plethora of information can be found online. But one thing which we lack here is the focus. We simply waste most of our time surfing, chatting, shopping, unnecessary videos, etc.
Normally we look for 5% useful things and end up wasting our time in 95% unnecessary stuff. And all this is because the online world is so tempting and once you get into it, it drags you deep inside.
And Here reading comes to our rescue. Reading books is one of the constructive habits which improves our concentration power and focus. It compels us to live in the moment and concentrate without any intermediate distraction.
2. Improves vocabulary, language command, and communication skills
Reading adds depth to our knowledge base. Reading improves vocabulary. Whenever we read a new word, we try to find its meaning and keep it in mind for later use. Word used in different contexts gives a better understanding of its usage.
Reading helps to strengthen our command over the language. Our sentence formation becomes quick, better, and qualitative. We rarely get stuck for lack of words.
Once we have a richer vocabulary and controlled command over the language, our communication skills automatically become better.
3. Develops creativity and imagination power
Whenever we are glued to the screen, we just flow with it. Tv, computer, mobile phones are like amusement and amusement is a non-thinking activity.
On the other hand, reading makes us think and imagine. Reading makes ys more creative.
The beauty of books is that it makes you imagine things beyond possibility – those things which normally would not come to your mind. Reading develops our own perspective. Books train our imagination to think big.
4. Provides motivation
There are ups and downs in everybody's life and the time when we really feel down and discouraged, we think to give up. At this moment all that we need is a little motivation which can give us new hope and encouragement to move in the right direction.
Reading a good motivational book can change our way of thinking and give us hope and motivation. Books are a great source of motivation. We can get inspiration from the books we read and can bring positive changes in our lives.
5) Stress buster and therapeutic
Reading is one of the best ways to relax your mind. While reading we get so engrossed and focussed and for that moment we forget our problems and feel more relaxed. Reading is an amazing way to calm down and help us to lessen our stress levels.
Reading books calms our mind and help us to sleep better. There are many benefits of reading some inspirational and calming books, before hitting our bed. It helps in sound sleeping.
It’s true that sometimes reading can be a little challenging and boring, but such conditions are very rare if you know your taste and choose your books accordingly. Reading brings joy and happiness in our life. We don’t have to depend on someone else to be happy and pleased. Reading makes us more wise, humble, and sensible.
Thank you, wonderful people.
Sending good and healthy vibes your way!