How many books have you read this year? 1, 2, 3, 10? Many individuals don’t know how much impact reading a book has on the mind.
This article isn’t a ”aspire to maguire” writeup, rather it’s just a summary of the importance of reading books.
Here are some few benefits of reading:
- Reading improves your vocabulary: when you read, you’re introduced to new words and their meanings and context of usage.
- Reading sharpens your instincts: you’re introduced to many different opinions and ideas when you read. Many other schools of thought are no longer new to you.
- Reading gives you a level of confidence: you can walk into any place and hold a conversation on popular topics when you read. Influential and affluent people are lovers of books.
- Reading helps you cultivate better habits: for those who read inspirational books, you’re usually advised to drop harmful habits such as procrastination and unhealthy borrowing. On the long run, these books help you become a better person generally if you follow the guidelines outlined in them.
There are some online book clubs and stores where you can purchase all kinds of genres of books and have yourself a filled day.
If you’re finding it hard to concentrate while reading, try to align your thoughts and make sure you’re reading in a quiet place. Relax yourself and dive in!
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Ruth Chukwurah is a graduate of Linguistics from the University of Benin. Ruth has worked as a Social Media Manager and Web Content Creator for almost 3 years. She enjoys putting down her thoughts in words and sharing them with other people. Ruth’s mantra in life is to live and let live, don't judge when you haven't been in another person’s shoes. She is interested in music, movies, art and food.