Importance of Reading Books

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

Reading exposes us to new things, new ways, new understanding, new information, new ways to handle situations and new ways to solve them. It develops positive thinking and gives you a better perspective of life. It also enhances your knowledge, improves our concentration and makes us more confident. The importance of reading books is that it is giving you time to take a break from all your troubles. Once you get back to the real world, all those problems are much easier to tackle as your mind has been refreshed. Hence, it is important to develop the habit of reading not only for the sake of knowledge but also for personal growth and development.

Reading books makes us more knowledgeable and also enhances our memory power. With all our knowledge, vocabulary and grammar skills gained from reading, our confidence gets a huge boost and it helps us grow in all aspects of our life whether personal or professional. Reading can help us grow and give a new perspective about life. The benefits of reading books is that reading involves plots and character personalities, as well as events and human emotions. It also means remembering all these details to enable you to get through the book. Hence reading benefits the brain by forcing it to increase its ability to remember and improving our memory. Reading books is also vital for learning new languages as it helps non- native speakers alleviate, gain exposure and fluency in the language. Reading also improves our concentration because while we are read, we focus only on what is there in our book and nothing else. Hence it increases our attention span and improves our reasoning and logical skills. There’s a reading genre for every person on the planet, and whether our tastes lie in classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, religious texts, young adult books, self-help guides, street lit, or romance novels, there’s something out there to capture our curiosity and imagination. Books enable us to have a glimpse into cultures, traditions, arts, history, geography, health, psychology, several other subjects , aspects of life and reading good books can influence us positively and guide us towards the right direction in life.

Reading habits develop vivid imagination, knowledge and vocabulary. It exposes us to the world of imagination as it gives us different ideas and understanding. As our imagination improves, so does our creativity and our ability to relate to things in new ways. As we read more and more, we are exposed to new things and new ideas. Our creativity and our way of inter-relating things improve. This leads to creative thinking. It also helps relieve stress as a good, engaging book will distract us and keep us in the present moment, letting tensions drain away and allowing us to relax. It is important to read a good book at least for a few minutes each day to stretch the brain muscles for healthy functioning. Hence, it is very important to develop good reading habits.

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