“Reading is to the mind , what exercise is to the body”

The¬†benefits¬†of¬†reading¬†are¬†not¬†limited¬†to a number but is more of a journey of discovering new ideas, concepts, places and people. By¬†the¬†time¬†you’d have read¬†this¬†post,¬†you’ll be¬†encouraged¬†to¬†pick¬†up¬†the book that you’ve¬†been wanting to¬†finish for long, so that you¬†can¬†start¬†the¬†next¬†one.

Here are 10 reasons why you should be reading more books.

1.  STRESS REDUCTIONstress-washed-awayl-300x198

No matter how much stress you have at work, in your personal relationship, or countless other issues faced  in daily life, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. Reading is the best way to relax and even 6 minutes can be enough to reduce stress levels. And it works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or setting down with a cup of tea.

2.READING KEEPS YOU UP TO DATE

download

Reading on a daily basis can keep you up to date on literary preferences. Reading not only books, but also newspapers, magazines and pamphlets can keep you up to date on what is going on in the world. Reading articles on internet can keep you up to date on internet slangs.

Reading my blogs will keep you up date on books.

3.ONCE YOU GET INTO READING IT’S ACTUALLY FUN172356530.jpg

Once¬†you¬†pick¬†up¬†a¬†book¬†and¬†start¬†reading¬†you’ll¬†actually¬†start¬†loving¬†it.Gradually reading will become your source of entertainment. Waiting rooms will become interesting for you because more waiting means more of reading time.

4. EXPANDS VOCABULARY

download

The more you read – especially novels and literary works, even the newspapers and magazines,the more words you’ll be exposed to. As you read and uncover new words, you can attempt to derive meaning of different words from the context of the sentence as well as looking up the definition in a dictionary.

5.YOUNG READERS WHO READ FOR PLEASURE ARE BETTER AT SCHOOL

download-1

A recent study proved that children who read (other than textbooks) for pleasure tend to do better in school. As reading on daily basis improves their memory and concentration, this should be encouraged among children at an early age.  It is no secret that reading increases children’s vocabulary and spelling more than talking or direct teaching.

6.BOOSTS CONCENTRATION

download-2

When you read, a book all of your attention is focused on the story – the rest of the world just falls away, and you can immerse yourself in every fine detail you’re absorbing. Try reading for 15-20 minutes before work and you’ll be surprised at how much focused you are, once you get to the office.

7. FEEDS YOUR IMAGINATION

o-MIND-IMAGINATION-facebook.jpg

The story of a book will absorb your mind, so let your imagination fly. While you are reading,you are building images, faces, places, settings and stimulating your creative juices. Allowing your mind to explore a new literary world, opens the door of new ideas, subjects and situations that can get you thinking and trying new experiences.

8. READING BEFORE BED CAN HELP YOU SLEEP 

19193944-Woman-falling-asleep-while-reading-a-book-in-bed-Stock-Photo.jpg

Creating¬†a¬†bedtime¬†ritual,¬†like¬†reading¬†before¬†bed,¬†signals¬†to¬†your¬†body¬†that¬†it’s¬†time¬†to wind down and go to sleep. Reading a real book helps you relax more than zoning out in front of a screen before bed. Screens like e-readers and tablets can actually keep you awake longer and even hurt your sleep. So reach out for the literal page turners before switching off the lights.

9. BETTER WRITING SKILLS

writing.jpg

Exposure to published, well- written work has a noted effect on one’s own writing. Writing styles of other authors will invariably influence your own work. In the same way that musicians influence one another, so do writers learn how to craft prose by reading the works of another.

10. HELPS TO IGNORE YOUR WIFE/HUSBAND (SOMETIMES)

2122819392-husband_ignore_wife

Last¬†but¬†not¬†the¬†least,¬†it¬†helps¬†you ignore¬†your¬†wife/husband. I’m¬†sure¬†your¬†spouse¬†will¬†not¬†disturb¬†you, if¬†he/she¬†will¬†find¬†you¬†reading.

So grab a book and start reading now.

Suggestions:

1.The Power of your Subconscious Mind

51qttapn-xl-_sx324_bo1204203200_      Buy it here

2. Daily Rituals

517loszzml-_sy344_bo1204203200_     Buy it here

3.Peace Is Every Step

51gm6eu6yil-_sx316_bo1204203200_     Buy it here

4. If You’re So Smart Why Aren’t You Happy

26026055   Buy it here

5.What Every Body Is Saying

517o7qwzw7l-_sx330_bo1204203200_    Buy it here

Happy reading!!

Which reason  you prefered the most? Comment down below.


                                                                                                                       

Advertisements