“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one“. I am sure all of us have heard this quote given by George R.R. Martin somewhere. As the title suggests that in this article we will be looking at the advantages of being a reader. Well if we look at the latest stats, it can be seen that the percentage of readers is now very less and is decreasing continuously. It is not quite shocking because we currently live in a time where being a reader is considered as old fashioned and boring by others(PS: This is not a stereotype but my own experience), but the habit of reading is one of the best habit which one can inculcate in themselves.The reading habit will help us in in numerous ways.
1- Lets’s start with the basic one which is knowledge,everything which you read fills our head with new bits of information and we never know when it might come in handy.The more you read, the more knowledgeable you will be.
2- The next thing which reading books helps in is reducing stress. Personally for me the biggest stress buster are books, no matter how much tired or stressed you are, you just need one good book and all your stress magically disappears.
3- Reading books not only keeps you engaged but also improve our vocabulary.Well the logic is quite simple, the more words you read, the more words you gain exposure to and they’ll inevitably make their way into your everyday vocabulory.
4-Memory improvement: When you read a book , you need to remember an assortment of characters, their background, the story plot and as well as the various arcs and sub plots. All these things eventually work as memory booster. isn’t this cool?
5- Improved concentration: A true reader can spend 6-7 hours straight reading a book. This is what concentration is and it can be get better with more and more books which you read .When you read, all of your attention is focused and the world just fall off.
6- High analytical thinking power: If you aren’t a reader, I suggest you to read a crime thriller novel. Believe me it will be a hell of an experience reading the book. These kind of genres will keep you engaged until you finish the book. These kind of books improve your thinking skills and you take note of all the details provided and sort them out to solve the mystery novel.
These were some of the skills which you possess when you read a book, and the list do not end here, the list can go on and on. This is the impact of books on our minds and in our daily life. So, if you are not a reader yet, what are you waiting for, just grab a book, be it comical, romantic, thriller or anything, the main purpose here is to tell you the importance of books in our daily life and to keep you entertained.