Are you ready to know 13 shocking benefits of reading books?

A study found that reading one hour per day in your chosen field will make you an international expert in 7 years.
The question is, what specific goal do you want to achieve with your reading habit?

Take a minute to write down your core goals or benefits of reading.
Because this post will give you a wake-up call to get back to your bookshelf.

Reading has a significant number of benefits, and here’re my 13 reasons why you should read a book from today:

 The Mental Benefits of Reading

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1. Sharpens your brain!

Studies have shown that people who adopted a daily reading routine are more able to get a stimulation brain.
This stimulation help sharpen your mind by concentrating on the storyline of your book.

2. Expands your Vocabulary!

Do you want to express your own thoughts and feelings? Your answer will be YES! The more you read the more your vocabulary improves. The more your vocabulary improves, the better you can express your emotions and ideas. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your book NOW!
When reading, I usually come across words which I don’t quite understand. My trick here is I wrote down on a sticky note all the new words until I finish my reading session then I look up in the dictionaries. This trick helps me gain the time of searching, also it lets my brain understand behind the lines.

3. Prevents Memory Loss!

  •  Reading is a mental stimulation exercise that will keep the brain active.
  • Reading is a form of mental exercise that pushes your memory and prevent Alzheimer.
To follow a book story you have to remember quite a lot and that is good practice for your brain.
A study discovered that people who engaged in mental activities such as reading experienced slower memory decline.

4. Improved Focus and Concentration!

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When sitting down to read a book you will not understand what you are reading unless you’re focused.

Book stories exercise your focus like the memory function in your brain.

Reading requires focus, something that we need with all the obsession with multi-tasking.
Making 10-20 minutes to read every day will glare your focus and beam your productivity.

5. Better Writing Skills!

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot Stephen King

  • If you do not like to read, you cannot be a good writer.
  • Writing is an art and you study it by reading.

6. Builds a Critical Mind!

If you need an activity to improve your critical thinking skill then reading is the answer.

It is thrilling to read a mystery and try to solve the mystery yourself. Even if you don’t solve it, you still practiced your analytical thinking in the most pleasurable way.

Critical thinking is one of the 21st-century skills that you need to adapt.

7. Increases Empathy!

Getting deep in a good book can make it easier for you to relate to others.
According to research published in science, literary fiction helps readers understand others emotions.
Heavy readers will know the feeling of losing themselves in the worlds of novels. It is a wonderful feeling.
So, why not to be one of them?

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8. Reading is contagious!

You start by reading a book, learning something new and having that feeling to it with others.
Good habits are contagious!

The Health Benefits of Reading

1. Reading Relaxes You!

This is a hard one to believe!
Studies from the University of Sussex reported that reading relaxes you more than listening to music, going for a walk, or even enjoying your morning coffee. (Did you get now why I said it’s hard to believe?)
Let’s be honest! I love my coffee and reading a good book at the same time make my cup of coffee more enjoyable.

2. Reduces stress!

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While reading, your brain immediately transported to a different world with different people. Once you start reading, you will start to focus, on the words and storyline.

If you are facing problems in your daily life you can escape reality by reading an interesting novel.

Sometimes you need a break from reality, aren’t you?

3. Decreases Your Depression!

Reading stimulates the part of the brain that deals with depression as well as stress.
Research from the PLOS journal showed that self-help books can aid prevent depression.

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Due to depression, people stopped believing in change.
Thus, self-help books are the choice to boost your happiness and your positive mindset.

My favorite self-help book of all the time is: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie.
Check this list for The 50 Best Self-Help Books of All-Time.

Have you read any book mentioned on the list? Which one?

4. Boosts your sleep pattern!

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Did you know that reading improves your sleep pattern?

By setting apart specific times for reading before you go to bed you can help yourself relax.
Even if you can only read a short chapter or two. Give it a try and let me know how did you feel the next day!

5. Enjoy your Entertainment!

This is the most known benefit of reading, as its a great fun for many people. With the ability to entertain, reading has been a constant comfort to people of all ages and from all walks of life.

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If you’re ready to bring the remarkable reading experience into your life.
Then hit up the bookstore, dust off your library card, and start reading now.

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Focus on completing one book, pick up a bestseller, and notice the incredible benefits of reading.

Check those links for inspirational best selling books:

100 Books to Read in a Lifetime
100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time
23 Highly Anticipated Books of 2018

Do you have any benefits and positive effects of reading that I didn’t mention in this post? Do share!

Reading habit is like a dream of a sleeper, wake it up!

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