✅ Food for thought... And brain
It comes as no surprise that having good books to read helps a person improve his/her cognitive abilities. Scientists have researched with various avid readers on how reading books affected their brains. It is suggested that reading provides valuable exercise to people’s brains which in turn is responsible for sharper minds. There is a true reason why you would find a book in the hand of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world at all times. Reading opens up a wide spectrum of possibilities. Just like any other part of the body, our brain also requires exercise to stay fit and get healthier over time.
✅ Be a better problem-solver
If you’re a fan of mystery or thriller novels, there are chances that you’re a much better problem solver than someone who does not read much. When you read a mystery, you will keep figuring out who the criminal is that started this long case. This makes you read more, be more attentive to details, remember more of the details, and finally even solve a case by joining the bits and pieces. Well, not just mystery books, any book that keeps your mind going, makes you think more, resonate more is what sharpens and brightens your mind. Who knows, you might even solve the problem of the downfall of business next, or help someone figure it out as well.
✅ Bye-Bye Stress
In today’s times, stress is not a new issue for people. We all face it in some form or the other – be it from work, from relationships, or any other aspect in life. Good books act as your sweet escape, a place you can jump into and call yours when you are not feeling okay with your regular life. You will be lost in a story and forget your worries, even if it is for a short while, and help you relax as well as de-stress. Take a break from your busy everyday life, sip a cup of coffee, and read a good book instead of using your phone and scrolling through multiple social media websites. A huge number of researchers have suggested that constant use of social apps and websites may lead to stress, sometimes irreparable. “We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too.” Taking care of oneself is of utmost importance, especially in the challenging times of today.
✅ Enhanced knowledge & skills
Imagine that you read a new book every month, it imparts knowledge of some sort to you regardless of the genre you’re reading. Now compare yourself to a person who doesn’t read much, has a similar schedular every day, and does not take out time to read or expand knowledge. Yes, you got it right. The first person will definitely be more learned. Not just knowledge, there are various skills associated with reading good books. First, they improve your memory remarkably. Your mind understands the importance of remembering the details from the beginning to the end to comprehend a book. Second, your vocabulary. You are made aware of new terms, words, and phrases that you may have never heard of before. The more you read, the more you’ll grasp new words.