Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5 reasons why reading is important

In this digital age, reading books will slowly be a thing of the past. With audiobooks, kindle and online videos of "how to's" readily available.

I haven't really tried audiobooks nor kindle because I am still sticking on the old way of buying actual books to read.

Most of the books I read are non-fiction books with a wide subject about selfimprovement. I try to read 30 minutes a day.

Here are my 5 reasons why reading is important:

1. Mental sharpness

While reading can help you build a broader vocabulary, study shows that a constant reading habit builds mental sharpness. You will be surprise as time goes by you will see improvements with how you can quickly pick things up compared to when you dont have the habit of reading.

2. Improves concentration

Find an interesting topic that hits you. Self help, educational, novels, even comic books. Since you are immerse in reading, you will notice your concentration improves. Think of it like a laser beam. A laser beam is a concentrated light and has a powerful use for cutting through objects.

3. Helps when socializing

As you find other topics to read, you'll have a very good supply of things to say to your next reunion. Learning new things by reading increase your knowledge, thus increasing the things you can say. The next time you will be introduce to someone, you are ready to do short talks with ease.

4. Reading is a basic skill

While writing is also a basic skill, my vote goes to reading as an important skill to master. Great men write their golden knowledge, share them, teach them. Although you can listen, reading is far better because you can pause and think about it and embrace it.

5. It's fun to learn

Some things can be learn by reading. There are people easily convince when they hear someone preach about a certain topic. But in reading, the only voice you can hear is your mind. This is how your mind can truly realise a good thing and soon enough you will enjoy the affirmation that your own voice tells you.

To sum it up, reading can be a fulfilling habit because of its benefits. It release feel good hormones and you won't feel out of place. 

Additional readings:

Why To Read: 10 Reasons Why Reading Books Will Save Your Life

Why Is Reading Important?

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Palomar college