They say books are your best friend, I am saying they are more than that.
The way vitamins and minerals are considered the essential nutrients for our body one can think of books as a vital nutrient for our mind.
Like our body needs proper workout and diet to function correctly, our brains also require exercise to work effectively.
You can do this through reading.
Many famous and successful people indulge themselves in reading.
They allow a few hours from their busy schedule to read books, to name a few wealthy people like Warren Buffet, an investment guru and world’s wealthiest men, read 500 pages a day. Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, is a voracious reader.
So, what are the benefits of reading?
1.Books widens your thought process: learning new things helps in seeing things from a broader perspective. Every writer has a different perspective, views towards a topic. So, you can get a variety of ideas. Reading books makes you empathetic. You can understand things from others’ perspectives.
2.It opens the door of opportunities: In today’s fast-changing world, one must have to keep himself up to date to beat the challenge of competition. Reading books helps in grabbing a new opportunity.
3.Helps in a sound sleep: Books act like sleeping pills. Several researchers found out that reading books change our brain structure. It calms our brain and helps in a sound sleep when you read something good.
4.It kills boredom: When you are reading a novel, you live the characters for that particular time. You explore new things; you create a world of imagination. So, it’s entertaining.
5.It helps you to get rid of loneliness: They accompany you wherever you go. When you immerse yourself completely in a book, you don’t need anybody else company.
6.Motivation: If you pick up the right piece, it boosts your confidence. Reading some motivational books like” You can win by Shiv Khera,”Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill”, etc are the books that motivates us in many ways.
7.Strengthens vocabulary: You became better at conversations by adding more language to your dictionary. You can express yourself in a better way while writing, and your speech becomes more refined.
8.Injects positive energy: Many self-help books speak about the importance of positivity in our life. We expose ourselves to loads of negativity, which affects our minds and thoughts in many ways, leads, leads to depression, stress, and anxiety. Books show you a way to live life optimistically.
9.Helps you in gaining financial freedom: Many books advise managing your finance, like “Rich dad poor dad,” which guides you towards achieving financial freedom through various tips and tricks.
10.Helps in forming good habits: Books like “7 habits of highly effective people” supervise how we develop habits, how to get rid of bad habits, and how to cultivate good habits.
11.It improves our focus and concentration: In today’s fast-paced world, distraction is a common thing, but when you dive into a book, it’s not that easy to get into the trap of distraction because your focus remains stick to the story.
12.You can make a better decision: When you read different topics, learn about the world, you make better decisions. You can think from different angles.
13.Helps in critical thinking: Critical thinking is highly essential for better understanding pf any problem. You can analyse and solve the problems quickly
14.It helps increase lifespan: According to some research, reading books for more than 3.5 hours every week could improve your life span.
Reading books can do a complete makeover of your overall personality.
Some books describe the meaning of life and answer all your questions like Bhagwat Gita.