In my opinion, reading is the perfect hobby, and I’m sure a lot of people would agree that there are a lot of wonderful reasons why reading is so important to your development. Despite of all these amazing benefits of reading at least a little every couple of days, it’s sad to know that actually quite a lot of people don’t appreciate this pleasant activity and don’t see why reading is so important. Here are a few reasons why you should consider reading a book over your Facebook status updates, other people’s tweets or directions on your instant meal packet.
1. It's the Perfect Stress Reliever
Among the wonderful reasons why reading is so important to your development, the most important is, in my opinion, the fact that reading could be considered the perfect stress reliever. By reading a good book, you can get lost between the lines and you can find yourself in some awesome imaginary world that can make you forget about all your problems and worries. To get rid of all that stress, try reading at least 10 pages every night before you go to sleep.
2. You’ll Improve Your Memory
Maybe you didn’t know, but by reading you can significantly improve your memory. Every time you read a book you have to remember all sorts of things like the names of the characters, their part in the action, what happened in book previously and so on. A lot of studies have shown the fact that if you don’t use your memory, you can lose it. So, what are you waiting for? Start reading!
3. You’ll Boost Your Self-Esteem
The more you read, the more knowledge you’ll accumulate, thus you will feel better about yourself and your abilities. You could even say that this is just like a chain reaction. For example, when you’ll find yourself in some important conversation, you’ll know what’s going on and how you participate, so you won’t feel inferior to the other people just because you don’t know what that conversation is about.
4. You’ll Increase Your Vocabulary
I bet everyone knows that by reading you can increase your vocabulary and also you can improve your spelling, but, now and then people tend to neglect this important benefit of reading. Having a rich vocabulary is especially important to writers or bloggers, so if that’s your passion or your job and you want to get better and better, then start reading at least a few pages every day and you’ll soon notice the difference.
5. It Will Enhance Your Creativity
I’m sure that all of you know that each time you read something, you imagine all the characters, landscapes or other things presented in that story to the smallest details. Also, by reading you are exposed to new information and new ways of viewing different things, ways that you might not even suspected that they could be possible. So, if you wanna be more creative, the easiest thing to do is, of course, to start reading.
6. You’ll Overcome Boredom
What way to overcome boredom could be more efficient and more pleasant than reading? So, every time you’re feeling a little bit bored, get a book and start reading! You will see you won’t even remember why you felt like that in the first place. Another great advantage is the fact that, by being so small, you can easily take a book with you to all the places that may make you feel bored (like classes or even work for example, and you can read it in your breaks).
7. You’ll Improve Your Concentration
Nowadays, because everyone seems to be multitasking all the time, our attention is drawn in a million different directions every single day. By reading, you’ll have to focus your entire attention upon a single thing and if the book is really good, you won’t be distracted by all the other interesting things that might happen around you. Try reading at least a little every day and you’ll be surprised how much your concentration will improve.
If you’re not the reading type, try giving this pleasant activity a chance and I bet you’ll be surprised by the results. Do you know any other amazing benefits of reading? Do tell!