Benefits of Reading
← Reading reduces stress
When I’m reading a book, my mind shifts gears.
Where I might have a had a stressful day, a book can
easily distract me. Fiction is fantastic for this. Reading
an awesome fiction book is perfect right before bed
time. Though sometimes it’s hard to put the book
down if it’s really good. Still, you’ll be relaxed!
← Improved Analytical Thinking
That’s right, ladies and germs. Cunningham’s studies
have found that analytical thinking is boosted by
reading. Readers improve their general knowledge, and more importantly are able to spot patterns quicker. If you can spot patterns quicker, your analytical skills receive a boost.
← Increased Vocabulary
It’s no secret that reading increases your vocabulary and improves your spelling, but did you know that reading increases your vocabulary more than talking or direct teaching? Reading forces us to look at words that we might not have seen or heard recently at the pub. In fact, language in children’s books is likely to be more sophisticated than your average conversation.
← Improves Concentration and Focus
Reading books takes brain power. It requires you to focus on what you are reading for long periods. Unlike magazines, Internet posts or e-Mails that might contain small chunks of information. Books tell the whole story. Since you must concentrate in order to read, like a muscle, you will get better at concentration.
← Builds Self-esteem
By reading more books, you become better informed and more of an expert on the topics you read about. This expertise translates into higher self esteem. Since you are so well read, people look to you for answers. Your feelings about yourself can only get better.
← Helps Prioritize Goals
Many times we’re certain we know what we “really want” in life. Yet I’ve found that activities like reading show me things I didn’t know about myself. My mind will drift to things that I’d really like to do, and it...