The digital world in which we live urges us to choose the movie before the book, by which it is made. The dynamic daily routine shortens our leisure time for reading books, however, that excuse is not strong enough to justify the distancing from paper sources of knowledge and inspiration.
Here’s why you should hang out with books every day
It is fun to read and hang out with your books every day. You can expand your imagination, and you can see things as you want from your own angle. Reading books also give you calmness and a sense of satisfaction.
Reading is food and fitness for the brain
Same as muscles, the exercise is necessary to keep the brain in good shape. Reading offers fun mental stimulation that keeps the brain active. The more you engage the brain, the stronger and healthier will be and serve you a long time. Scientific studies confirm that regular reading books, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease among older people and slows the progression of the disease.
Books are killing the boredom and time “flies” when we read
Sometimes neither the Internet or the TV saves us from boredom. Books are an effective killer of boredom and in the same time, it fills the brain with knowledge and life lessons. Are you stuck on the bus a long way? Are you waiting something several hours? Time will “fly” if you choose to read. Times are converted into minutes when you are “swallowed” by the exciting book.
Books complement the gained knowledge
Even the worst books through the pages are hiding something new for you. Peering into new cultures and places around the world, drawing lessons from the mistakes of others, consuming the wisdom of the authors and penetrating into the human psyche, you upgrade the knowledge that no one can take away. Each book feeds your brain with various information that makes us wiser and better prepared for the adventure called life.
Reading improves memory
To enter at the core of the book it is necessary to remember a lot of information that you serve while browsing from cover to cover – the diversity of the characters, their names, their past ambitions and intentions … By doing so it improves the brain function, it enlarges his intellectual capacity and sharpens the memory.
Reading is a great exercise for concentration
While reading, you must stay focused on the action in order not to lose dynamics in the book. Discovering the meaning, which lies in strings of words, you are not allowing the brain to be distracted and you can develop concentration.
Reading books is an effective method of relaxation and secret weapon against stress
Books give you the opportunity to escape from everyday life, concerns,responsibilities and temporarily forget about everything that’s happening around you. Stepping into the new world, you in a certain way are resting the brain and send the body in a relaxing condition. Reading in an unexpected way fills you with humility. It is enough just 6 minutes to immerse yourself in a well-written book to relieve stress by 68%.
Books improve social life
When you meet a person who admires your favorite author you immediately feel a connection and easily accept them in your friendly circle. But books are not only creating new friendships, they are an inexhaustible source of conversation with old friends. The best is that when you read books that provide you a solid basis for a better and deeper understanding of human relationships. Without a problem, you know how to understand the behavior of acquaintances and even better you understand your behavior, and you will become better and more desirable friend.
Eloquence and reading go hand in hand
Eloquent people adore literature. Sinking in the beauty of the written word enriches active and passive vocabulary, and the more books you have left with the label “read”, the richer and more fluently you will express yourself. Like when you were a little child you assimilate new words by capturing their meaning from the context, so with reading you are “skimming” new words and phrases by which you could impress others.
Books are awaking the creativity and increase the curiosity
With each new roll, you are going to new and newer world that break down the boundaries that the human mind have set. Analyzing the thoughts and attitudes that not concur with yours, it inflames your imagination and enhances creativity. Books are “vice” that creates a good addiction. The more you read, the more curious you become.
Reading is “hereditary” and it strengthens the parent-child relationship
As a parent, you are an example for the children and the more often they see a book in your hands, the greater are the chance they fall in love with reading. Reading has the power to strengthen parent-child relationships. By reading them before bedtime, parents reinforce the relationship and spend quality time with their loved ones.
Reading books undoubtedly enhances life. It gives you the knowledge to enter into new worlds, to imagine and see new characters. So what are you waiting? Go clean the dust from your bookshelf and start reading.