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Reading: The Best Habit From My Point of View, Why?

The author intends to share her wisdom that she has earned through her academic degrees through this article.


Reading: The Best Habit From My Point of View, Why?

Our life is full of regular activities where we do lots of work for our survival and daily bread. Life is full of challenges, hardships, struggles and uncertainties. Still, we have to move on with full energy and mental strength. Otherwise, we will not able to hold on. On the way, we need to do things those give us flexibility with time. A habit is a learned behaviour that becomes reflexive over time. If we acquire good habits, definitely those will ensure our prosperity in life. Habits are essential to our health. They can make or break our chances of achieving and maintaining our life styles.

Reading books is wonderful habit as reading is good for health and mind. Reading books gives a person, a companion for life. A person with a habit of reading leads a cheerful life. He can read books according to his mood and even get the solution of his problems by reading them. It is important because it develops your mind and gives you excessive knowledge and lessons of life. It helps you understand the world around you better. It keeps your mind active and enhances your creative ability. It improves your vocabulary and develops your communication skills.

Both academic books and also fictions are beneficial for your mental health. Some specific certitudes are explaining bellow:

1. Reading improves our concentration and memory: Reading improves memory and increases mental stimulation, developing new neurons in your brain. The more you read, the easier to recall certain things. Your brain benefits incredibly from reading. This engagement can also decrease stress and improves your concentration.
2. Vocabulary expansion and strengthen your writing skills: Its much easier to learn vocabulary from a book than from memorizing words in the dictionary. That’s because you are learning the words contextually. The words make sense within the context of you are reading so it makes it easier to remember later. It also helps in building your writing skills. Reading helps you develop critical thinking skills, exposes you to a variety of writing styles, allows you to study grammar in context, inspires new ideas. When you read content on wide variety of subjects, you simply gain more knowledge about the world that you can then incorporate into your writing. Reading improves your knowledge of writing structure. You can easily pick up structure rules by paying attention of what you are reading.
3. Enhances your knowledge: Reading a wide range of books will help expand your general knowledge. Specific knowledge can be acquired by taking a deep-dive on a subject or topic. It is the only way where we get the all ways of gathering information and ideas in our brain that automatically enhances our knowledge.

4. Increases imagination and creativity: We can be open to new ideas and have an understanding of new things. Reading helps us practice imagination by letting the words describe a certain image while the reader manipulates the picture in the mind. This practice strengthens the mind as it acts like a muscle.

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5. Form of entertainment: Entertainment has been an integral part of human life since the time immemorial. People across the world engage in various kinds of activities to break monotony of life. Watching movies and reading books are some of widely accepted and chosen mode of entertainment. Books keep us mentally active as we tend to visualize things, as it is not the case of visual entertainment. The movies we watch don’t need our mind to visualize things, as visuals are already there, and there is no need for any imagination, so your mind stops there. Books can let you imagine the setting or events happening in the story. Therefore, reading books are the source of entertainment where our brain gets fully engaged and active which can make us smarter with time. I believe there is no other best option of smart entertainment along with gathering knowledge rather than reading books. Story books offer us to enter into a new world with excitement, thrill, love and mystery. You can have miscellaneous feelings at the same time only with a special kind of book. Isn’t it just great?
6. Source of motivation: I strongly believe reading could be a great source of motivation. Books make you realize how powerful you can be in your life. There are many best-selling authors whose books are enough motivating and inspiring to change an individual’s life. Such books prove out to be very beneficial and life changing for people who search for motivation.

7. Reading can be substitute of travelling: Sometimes we can’t travel due to our busy lifestyle or lack of financial budgets. Therefore, reading different books having the content of different places over the world can provide us with the feelings of enjoying the views, sights and the tour as well. Our imagination gives us the taste of being at the place through the book. Isn’t it mind blowing?
8. Promotes bonding: While parents introduce their children with different kinds of books and make them engage with learning; it creates very good bonding between patents and their children. Even teenage students can share their story books with their friends and peers after finishing reading a particular book. They share their thoughts and what they learned from a particular book. This is an appreciable way to fasten their relationship through reading books.

9. Allows to know about different cultures: Books that represent a variety of cultures and people help us understand those who are different than us by opening a window into that experience. Reading books that represent different abilities, cultures, beliefs and skin colours help us change our attitude towards those differences. It is always very interesting to know about something new. Reading books offer us this fascinating approach of accessing various traditions and heritage even after staying at the cozy corner of our sweet home.
10. A perfect pass time: Reading can be the ideal pass time for any person. We can spend our leisure easily by reading books, those can be both fiction and non fiction. Some students spend their holidays and vacations only through reading books. It is good for both passing quality time along with gaining knowledge.

11. Improving empathy: Reading helps us relate to other people and encourages us to be kind and considerate of other people’s feelings. As it turns out, reading can actually help improve empathy. When people read stories about other people’s lives, it helps them to develop the skills to understand the world through another person’s perspective.

Reading books are like wearing a glass of magic on your eyes where you can see anything; whatever you want to see. What else you want more in your life? This simple habit has the strongest power to shape and enjoy your life. I, personally appreciate this habit to a great extent. I used to encourage my students to adapt reading books when I was a teacher. I could able to convince many of them. Here, I got the feelings of a perfect fulfillment of my life. If you have the option to get the world inside your hand, why won’t you grab it? Take this stunning opportunity right now and appreciate your life from all aspect. Life is beautiful; you just need to form it.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Benazir Marjan

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