Importance of Reading Books

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Introduction:

Books are a crucial part of our lives and are found everywhere. Small and big book stores are present everywhere in big and small cities. They are full of beautiful books. Book readers love different places where they can find and read books. Non-readers can never understand the obsession of an avid reader with books.

Benefits of Reading:

Reading is simply fun but one cannot understand how it is impacting one’s body as well as mind in growing. Reading is not just good for knowledge but it has several more benefits. This article will lay stress on those advantages.

 Reading keeps our minds active and shapes our thoughts in a positive manner by giving us endless lessons about life. Books store all kinds of information such as stories, and feelings which cannot be replaced by another thing in this world. Reading is an evergreen form of entertainment and great for health.

Reading benefits our mental health as it increases our capacity of thinking and understanding things. When we read, our concentration power is enhanced which improvises cognitive functions. Brain sharpening leads to an increase in focus during concentrating on important things in life. Reading enhances both analysis skill as well as critical thinking. Reading is a hobby found in all the successful people. They read every day to increase their knowledge.

Reading also improves the functioning of our brain. As exercising is to the body, reading is to the mind. When we work on a muscle, it grows and becomes stronger than before. Similarly, it is with our minds. Reading strengthens various parts of our brain and improvises thinking as well as analyzing skills.

 Reading every day can reduce our levels of stress. Reading and focusing on written phrases can relax our minds from anxiety and daily pressures. Reading a book can take us to a whole different world of completely different people. This can act like fresh air for the people suffering from stress for a long period of time. Reading allows one to breathe, relax and travel to a completely different world. Reading self-help books, novels or literature can solve mental issues in one’s mind and the person will feel better physically as well as mentally.

Reading can also cure depression by providing information on how to help one`s own self. Reading distracts the reader from any sort of stress or anxiety and  when the person’s focus moves towards something positive, it makes him feel better mentally. Reading brightens our mood and makes us feel happier than before. It can turn our mood from sad to happy. Although, it cannot fix a serious medical problem but it can act as a pain killer for an individual.

Reading every day improvises memory function as well as the focus of a person. Reading is a form of mental exercise which forces our mind to push its limit. Reading not only has physical and mental health benefits but it also assists us in other parts of our lives. Reading turns people into well-rounded individuals. Reading every day can highly improve the writing skills of an individual without even his self-realization. Good writers are usually good readers. By reading other writers, one can learn many things from their style of writing and better their style of writing.

 Reading can also increase our power of imagination. One can get immersed into the world of the novel while reading it and consider oneself as its protagonist. After the completion of a story, an individual can imagine the complete world or situation and relate to it. One can start imaging people and places by reading the words. When one begins reading a book, the mind is blank and has no picture in it but after completion of a particular book, the mind has a full scenario created. Hence, reading can improve our vision. An avid reader can be lost himself in a book while reading it. Imagination is a tool that helps one in all tasks of our daily life. It assists us in showing empathy to those who need it.

Reading can also assists one with sleep. It improvises the restfulness and overall sleep pattern of an individual. Reading de-stress and relax our brains& thus, can provide us a healthy and peaceful sleep. Books are the best bed company at night before going to sleep. Reading a good book before sleeping is very relaxing. Reading before sleeping calms the mind after a hectic and stressful day. Even if the amount of reading is less than one to two chapters.

Reading is considered to be a wonderful source of entertainment for years. By immersing oneself in a favourite book, one can forget about all daily life worries and can spend healthy me time. One gets entertained as well as relaxed at the same time. Many successful writers and people give credit for their success to their habit of reading.

Reading is to the mind is like yoga and meditation is to the body. It can distract us from daily tensions and bring a wide smile to our faces. Reading makes us realize that there is no reason to stress about situations.

Books are so small that one can carry them anywhere with them. One can read books during free time during lunch, on the metro, train, or cab, while traveling in a flight, sitting in a garden, sitting on the beach side, simply just anywhere.

Books completely modify the perception of an individual. Reading about a certain culture or a concept broadens our minds and vision. It will give us new and different ideas. When we don’t agree with the point of view of others, we restrict ourselves to a very limited angle of perception but reading opens our minds completely. Reading brings a new ray of light to our lives and we let go of the notion of yes or no and start looking towards life in a balanced manner by not judging the decisions and choices of other individuals. We start respecting the opinions of others.

Reading also increases mindfulness as well as self-awareness. One can dive into own self and think but all the good and bad aspects of one`s own and can work on them and turn into a better human being.

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