There are some habits that help you to become an overall happier, smarter, and more well-rounded person. When life gets busy and we feel pressed for time, it can be easy to let some of these enriching habits fall by the wayside. That’s a real shame because taking time to recharge ourselves in ways that are enjoyable can have a tremendously positive impact on our energy levels, outlook, and attitude. Reading is a simple habit that can improve your life in so many ways. Take a look at some reasons why you should rekindle that reading habit.
Your brain needs exercise to stay sharp. You either use it or lose it. A House With Four Rooms advocates for a visit to your Mental Room...and reading is a great way to maintain mental stimulation and "air" out your room. You keep your mind busy during the process of reading and use various thought processes while interpreting the material. Reading is a wonderful way to keep your brain fit and active.
You gain a great deal of information through reading. It doesn’t matter what the material is or your purpose for engaging with it. If you’re reading a book of fiction purely for fun, you’re bound to pick up some information you never knew before. You obtain knowledge through reading, as well as insight into others’ experiences. You’ll see things differently with each new book or article you read.
Reading can be quite therapeutic. They don’t use the phrase, “escape into a good book” for nothing. It’s fun and relaxing to lose yourself in a good story. Give it a try next time you’re feeling stressed out.
When you make time to read on a regular basis, you’ll be creating and strengthening neural pathways in your brain. These can help to improve your memory. As you’re reading, you’re picking up new information and facts about the story. Keeping up with character names, plots, and timelines helps to strengthen your working memory.
Focus and Concentration
Multi-tasking is praised in our busy, fast-paced world. Digital outlets and social media have us switching between various devices throughout our day, while trying to balance personal relationships and work duties. It can get to be a bit much. Picking up a book and reading for even 15 or 20 minutes teaches your brain to pay attention to what’s in front of you, improving your ability to focus.
These are just some of the many benefits of reading. Take time to get into the habit of reading if you want to experience self-growth and less stress. Reading is also a great way to have an adventure by learning about new places, cultures, people, and food. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun.
Reading is a healthy habit...
Until next time...
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