When was the last time you picked a book to read? If you’re one of countless people whose substantial reading includes only tweets, Facebook updates, headlines in the newspaper, and so on, you need to check this list out. Here are some benefits that daily readers enjoy over those who don’t read at all.
1. Mental Stimulation
Studies show that reading stimulates your mind and can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since keeping your brain active prevents it from its losing power. Reading has the same effect on your cognitive stimulation as playing chess and doing puzzles.
2. Stress Reduction
No matter what is stressing you out in life, personal relationships and work is ruining the peace of your mind, you need to slip away into a different world with a great story. A good novel will take you to a new place out of reality. This will draw all your stress out and help you relax.
Everything that you read fills in your mind as an information. You never know when that knowledge will become handy for you. You can tackle challenges that you’ll face in your life. When you will lose your health, youth, money, and job, you’re knowledge will never desert you.
4. Expansion in Vocabulary.
As you read, you learn new words, new ways of expressing your feelings or thought. It can change your everyday vocabulary. Being able to articulate your thoughts in a creative or precise way is very important in any profession. When you’re able to speak well, your self-confidence gets boosted. It can be a great help in your career. Those people who are well-read, well-spoken and have knowledge about a variety of things tend to get promotions quite early and frequently. Reading books also helps you learn many languages.
5. It Improves Memory.
When you read a book, you remember about the different characters, their story, the plot, story and many other things. These make new memories in your brain which makes new pathways in your brain. These new pathways strengthens the existing ones and assists in short-term memory recall.
6. Improves Focus And Concentration
We are used to multitasking every minute of the day. It increases the stress level in your mind which reduces your productivity in return. When you’re reading a book, all your concentration is in it’s peak. This improves your focus and makes your mind sharper.
When you read a good book, the subject that you’re reading can bring tranquility and peace to your mind. It brings an immense sense of calm and peace to your mind. Reading self-help books help people with various mood disorders.
8. A Great Way To Kill Time
Once you start on a habit of reading, you will find that reading books is a great way of keeping yourself entertained over watching TV or killing time over social media. You can join a library to explore and access the vast world of literature, if you’re still figuring out your interest areas. Reading is any day better than being busy with your iPad or other gadgets.