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10 Importance of Reading

When was the last time you read an important book or magazine article? Are your daily reading habits centered on the instructions on tweets, Facebook updates, or instant oatmeal?

If you are one of countless people who do not have regular reading habits, then you may miss the opportunity. There are many benefits of reading. Here are 10 benefits of reading that can help you get started.

Mental Stimulation

Like any other muscle in the body, the brain needs exercise to stay strong and healthy, which is why the phrase “use it or lose it” is especially appropriate in your mind. It has also been found that doing puzzles and playing chess and other games contribute to cognitive stimulation.

Stress Reduction

No matter how much pressure you face in the countless other problems you face in your work, relationships or daily life, when you get lost in a wonderful story, these pressures will disappear.

A well-written novel can take you to other fields, but a fascinating article will distract you, immerse you in the moment, let your tensions dissipate, and relax you.

Knowledge

Everything you read will fill your mind with new information, and you never know when it will come in handy.

The more knowledge you have, the better you can deal with any challenges you face. In addition, there is one thing worth pondering: if you find yourself in a terrible situation, remember that although you may lose everything else-your job, your property, your money, and even your health, knowledge is always Will not be taken away from you.

Vocabulary Expansion

This is consistent with the previous topic: The more you read, the more words you are exposed to, and they will inevitably penetrate into your daily vocabulary. Eloquence and eloquence are of great help to any profession, knowing that you can confidently talk to your boss can greatly enhance your self-esteem. It may even help your career, because those who are knowledgeable, eloquent, and knowledgeable tend to be quicker (and more frequently) than those with a smaller vocabulary and lack of literary and scientific knowledge ) Get promoted.

Progress and global events. Reading books is also important for learning a new language, because non-native speakers will be exposed to words used in the context, which will improve their own speaking and writing fluency.

Memory Improvement

When you read a book, you must remember the different characters, their backgrounds, ambitions, history and nuances, as well as the various arcs and subplots that are woven into each story. This is worth remembering, but the brain is a wonderful thing, and it can remember these things with relative ease. Surprisingly, each new memory you create will form new synapses (brain pathways) and strengthen existing synapses, helping to recall short-term memories and stabilize emotions. How cool is it?

“Reading maketh a full man”

Francis Bacon

Strong Analytical Skills

Have you read an amazing mystery novel and solved the mystery yourself before finishing the book? If so, you can put critical and analytical thinking into practice by recording all the details provided and sorting them to determine “who it is”. The ability to analyze details is also useful when commenting on plots. Determine whether it is well written, whether the character development is correct, whether the plot is smooth, etc. If you have the opportunity to discuss this book with others, you will be able to express your views clearly because you have taken the time to really consider all the issues involved.

Improved Focus and Concentration

In our crazy world of the Internet, when we multitask every day, our attention will be directed to a million different addresses at the same time. In just 5 minutes, ordinary people will divide their time with their colleagues between processing tasks, checking emails, chatting with some people (via gchat, Skype, etc.), following Twitter, monitoring their smartphones, and interacting with colleagues. This ADD-like behavior can cause stress levels to increase and reduce our productivity. When you read a book, all your attention is on the story – the rest of the world is gone, and you can immerse yourself in every detail that you are absorbing.

Better Writing Skills

This is closely related to expanding your vocabulary: Exposure to well-written and published works can have a significant impact on one’s writing, because observing the rhythm, fluency, and writing style of other authors will always affect your own work. Just like musicians interact with each other and painters use the techniques established by previous generations, writers learn prose by reading the works of others.

Free Entertainment

Although many of us like to buy books so we can write them down and mark pages for future reference, they can be very expensive. For low-budget entertainment, you can visit the local library and enjoy the glory of the countless books available there for free.

Tranquility

In addition to the relaxation of reading a good book, the subject you read can bring great inner peace and tranquility. Reading spiritual books can lower blood pressure and provide a great sense of calm, while reading self-help books has been shown to help people with certain mood disorders and mild mental illnesses.

The library has books on every subject imaginable, and because they rotate their inventory and keep getting new books, you will never run out of reading material. If you live in an area where there is no local library, or if you have limited mobility and cannot easily find the library, most libraries provide books in PDF or ePub format so you can use your e-reader, iPad, or desktop screen. His computer.

There are also plenty of online resources for downloading free e-books, so look for new things to read! Every literate person on the planet has their own type of reading. Whether your taste is classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biography, religious texts, youth books, self-help guides, street lighting, or romance novels, there is always a suitable one for Viva su curiosidad.

And imagination. Stay away from the computer for a while, open a book, and let your soul get a moment of fulfillment.

By Alexander Asiedu Ofori

A passionate writer, content creator and a Pan-African

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