Unlike Facebook-ing, watching movies or playing video games, reading is one of the most beneficial habits ever! The benefits of reading are as many as the stars in the sky.
Books are not only ‘knowledge banks’, they can be your greatest teachers, councilor and friends. They make you use your brain and make you smarter. They provide information that goes deeper than just classroom discussion.
By reading books, you become better informed and more of an expert on the topics you read about. This expertise turns into higher self esteem. Since you are so well read, people look to you for answers. Your feelings about yourself can only get better.
Reading also improves your memory; many studies show if you don’t use your memory, you lose it. By reading more books and exposing yourself to new and more complete information, you will also be able to come up with more creative ideas.
If you read a lot of books, you’ll always have something to talk about. You can discuss various plots in the books you read and the stuff you are learning too.
If you want to develop the reading habit, approach it with enthusiasm. It is a wonderful thing and great pastime.
If you’re serious about reading, the most important thing is finding time to read every single day. You only need 10-20 minutes a day.
Be sure to avoid distractions such as the TV, Internet, phones, radio or other things.
If you treat reading like a chore, it will be one. If you embrace it as a good thing, that is what it will be. Make reading voluntary like a hobby.