Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Five Powerful Benefits of Reading

Reading is such a powerful thing. It is by far preferable than watching television or viewing a movie, considering the fact that it enhances the mind. Reading will not only make you knowledgeable about how things work, it will greatly help you improve your life. Imagine how reading everyday will improve your academic status and help you learn beyond what your wildest dreams. Below are some useful ways reading can improve your life:

1. Gain knowledge

When you read, you store up all sorts of knowledge. The sort of knowledge you store up can either make or break you. On the one hand, reading good books can positively improve your life while on the other hand reading a bad book can give you bad memories and make you lose focus. This is because having lots of knowledge doesn't make you a brilliant conversationalist or help your job prospects. So it is apparent that the type of knowledge you gain goes a long way in determining how you navigate your way in the world. Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel once wrote:
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
2. Enhances your imagination

Reading will enhance your imagination. Notice that each time you read, let's say for example a novel or a textbook, your mind will be busy, trying to present you with a picture of the scenario or a graphical illustration of what you are reading about from the text. The more you read, the more you strengthen your imagination. Imagination is such a power thing. Albert Einstein once said that:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Creativity is the product of imagination. So you can become creative by first of all enhancing your imagination through reading. 

3. Reduces stress

It has been shown by research that reading can greatly reduce stress. Reading for just a period of six minutes can reduce stress by a value of about sixty-eight percent. Reading a good book after a stressful day will help you shift gears into a relaxing mood. Psychologically, getting lost in a book can help ease the tension in muscles and the heart. As a matter of fact, getting relaxed through reading is by far better than other common stress-busting methods, such as going for a walk, having a cup of tea or listening to music.

4. Increases vocabulary

Reading is one of the best ways you can expand your vocabulary. There is always the likelihood of learning some new words each time you read a new book. So the more books you read, the more your vocabulary increases.

5. Improved writing

Reading can greatly improve your writing skills. The more you read, the more of a better writer you'll become. In other words, the more you read books written by writers that are better than you, the more you improve your writing skills.

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