“Books become permanent companions. Sometimes, they are born before us; they guide us during our life journey and continue for many generations” Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Everyone can agree that reading is an essential component in developing a successful life,
Consuming content written by leaders and experienced people sharpens our intellect and enhances our knowledge database.
In this world of competitiveness, it’s always advantageous to amass(collect) vast knowledge, and there is no better way to do so, other than to read.
That’s why many successful people read a lot, From Amitabh Bachchan to Shahrukh, Mark Zuckerberg to Elon Musk, one common habit they all have that they read a lot.
Today we (youth) get caught up in notifications of social media. We scroll social media all day and feel happy acquiring knowledge from social media. I am not saying acquiring knowledge from social media is bad,
I just want to say to you that there is an excellent resource like Books and Blogs from which you can learn a lot.
Now let’s explore why you must form a habit of reading books and blogs in order to grow faster.
Though there are several benefits of reading books, in this article, I am going to share only 7 scientific benefits of reading books.
#1. Reading Helps us to Be Smarter.
“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” -Fran Lebowitz
Reading leads to learning; learning enhances knowledge and knowledge helps us to think intelligently and work/respond smartly. Though becoming smarter requires many things including self-discipline and patience,
doing any things consistently requires self-discipline and patience, reading is one of the best ways to teach oneself self-discipline and patience,
If you master the art of self-discipline and patience, It will allow you to learn, observe, understand, or predict what information you need to locate and utilize.
Don’t you want to be smarter? Of course, who doesn’t?
Dear start forming a habit of reading good books and blogs and later make this a hobby.
#2. Mental Exercise
“books to the brain is what exercise is to the body”
We regularly search for the best ways to keep the body fit and healthy. We do exercise and Meditate, But how often do we think to keep our mind fit and healthy,
To be honest, very few times. The brain is the most complex organ of the body. It works all the time and active even during sleep.
Yes, This is scientifically proven that exercise is good for the body and also for the brain?
But One brain exercise you might not have considered might actually be extremely effective – reading good books.
You can start reading books to give your brain some care.
When we begin reading, our brain cells try to understand the meaning of the text and try to relate the matters and stories we read. Thus reading stimulates the brain and compels it to think about all possible aspects for realizing the meaning.
According to scientists, one of the best ways you can exercise your brain is reading.
#3. Reading can help you to become a better writer
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” -Stephen King
Today many people(especially youth) want and seem to be a blogger. They want to write on a blog or microblogs like Quora, Facebook post, And other blogging platforms.
For those who want to be a better writer need to read a lot along with writing.
Because good copywriting requires imagination and creativity and thinking from the audience’s perspective, Reading helps you to unlock your imagination and creativity. It also allows you to think from the user’s perspective.
So don’t waste time, make a habit of reading good books and blogs. And remember The above quote of Stephen King.
#4. Reading reduces stress
In this high-tech, high-pressure age, multitasking has become a regular activity for most of us.
Many of us eat while watching Tv and regularly checking social media.
Recommended read,(once you get time). Sometimes multitasking increases stress.
And for lowering stress people do listen to music, have a cup of tea or even watch videos,
Very few people read good books to reduces stress, Let me inform you,
According to research reading, books can slow down pressure.
So whenever you get time, give it a try to read a good book and blog.
#5. Reading helps to learn new languages and vocabulary.
Reading is perhaps the best way to master a new language, whatever language you are learning, reading books, blogs, and anything can help you to be fluent in that language.
Because of the repetition of the words, sentences, grammar, and more. Not only this reading can help you to learn new vocabulary. While reading, you will also notice and understand how 1 sentence is used in different formats. You will observe and learn grammar, synonyms, atoms, phrases, and more.
Reading can be beneficial for language learners.
#6. Reading helps fall asleep
There are many ways to reduce overthinking and slow down random thoughts to catch asleep.
Everyone has their own ways of dealing with their random thoughts before going to bed, some common ways most people do is to listen to music and story, poems these all might help to fall asleep sooner.
But Reading help can also help you to fall asleep., According to MayoClinic reading book enables you to relax,
“In his article, he says if you don’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, leave your bedroom and do something relaxing READ or listen, then go back to bed.”
So from today start reading before going to bed at least 2 or 3 pages.
#7. Reading allow you to learn from Masters and Experienced people
“Experience is the best teacher.”
The best part of reading books and useful blogs is to learn from the masters of their industry without having to spend as much effort as they did.
As it says “The best way to educate yourself is to see how masters work and practice.”
Obviously, reading has many benefits. There is no 1 secret to become successful,
but If you make a habit of reading good books and blogs, It will surely help you throughout your success journey.