The digital world in which we live encourages us to choose the movie instead of the book that it is based upon, and a dizzyingly dynamic everyday life shortens our free time for continuous meetings with the books. However, no excuse is strong enough to justify distancing from literary sources of knowledge and inspiration.
Reading books undoubtedly improves life. Here’s why you need to hang out with books every day:
- Reading is food, but also fitness for the brain. Just like the muscles, the brain also needs exercise to keep it in good shape. Reading offers a fun mental stimulation that keeps the brain active. The more you engage the brain, the stronger and healthier it will be and will serve you for a long time. Scientific studies confirm that regular reading of books reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly and slows the progression of the disease.
- Books kill boredom and time “flies”. Sometimes, dozens of television channels and inexhaustible internet space do not save us from boredom. Books are an effective killer of boredom. Stuck on a bus for a long time? Are you nervous waiting for a few hours to pass? Time will “fly” if you choose to read. Hours turn into minutes when you are “swallowed” by an exciting book.
- Reading improves memory. To get into the core of the book, it is necessary to remember a lot of information that is served while browsing from cover to cover – the colorfulness of the characters, their names, their past, ambitions and intentions … This improves the brain’s work, it increases his intellectual capacity and sharpens your memory.
- Reading is a great concentration exercise. By reading, you must stay focused on the action so as not to get lost in the dynamics of the book. By revealing the meaning that is hidden in the strings of words, you do not allow the brain to distract and improve your concentration.
- Reading is an effective method of relaxation and a secret weapon against stress. Books give you the opportunity to escape from everyday life, worries and obligations and to temporarily forget about everything that is happening around you. By entering into a new world, you in some way rest your brain and send your body into a relaxing state that in an unexpected way fills you with calmness. It’s enough to spend 6 minutes to get into a well-written book to relieve stress by 68%.
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- Books complement the acquired knowledge. And the worst books hide across the pages something new for you. Pipping into new cultures and places around the world, drawing lessons from someone else’s mistakes, consuming the wisdom of the authors and penetrating the human psyche, you upgrade your knowledge. Each book nourishes your brain with numerous information that makes you wiser and more prepared for an adventure called life.
- Reading and eloquence go hand in hand. The eloquent personalities love literature. Slowing in the beauty of the written word enriches the active and passive vocabulary, the more you leave the books with the label “read”, the more fluent and richer you will express. As when you were little children, you absorbed new words by capturing their meaning from the context, so by reading you “absorb” new words and phrases that you can impress with.
- Books awaken creativity and increase curiosity. With each turning of a new cover, you enter new and new world that breaks down the boundaries set by the human mind. Analyzing thoughts and attitudes that do not overlap with yours, flashes your imagination and increases your creativity. Books are also a “vice” that creates a good addiction.
- Reading is “hereditary” and strengthens the parent-child relationship. As a parent, you are an example for the children and the more you see them with a book in your hand, the greater the chances of falling in love with reading. Reading has the power to strengthen the parental-child relationships. By reading to their young children at bedtime, parents strengthen the relationship and spend quality time with their loved ones.
- Books improve social life. When you meet a person who adores your favorite author, you immediately feel connected and easily put it into your friendly circle. But books not only create new friendships, they are also an inexhaustible source of conversations with old friends. The best of all is that the books you read give you a solid foundation for a better and deeper understanding of interpersonal relationships.