Today, we will discover the benefits of reading more.

Food for the brain

When you dive into a story the world around you disappears and you’re completely immersed into the world created by the book. There are very little tools that can actually create this experience with without being illegal and the brain works hard to create emotions feelings and even engage the senses when you’re reading.

Studies show that reading has a wonderful gift of changing your brain structure making you more empathetic and improving cognitive processes. It is actually proven that by reading books that vividly describe a landscape or maybe an object we automatically create a mental picture that follows that description even more. Reading about our favorite characters experiences is the closest you can get to actually living them yourself. This is why reading makes you smarter because books are powerful.

Improved vocabulary

No, you don’t need to become the best communicator there ever was just by reading. However, books expand your vocabulary and you learn different nuances and words that can help you later express your ideas and concepts and sentences. The more you read your vocabulary level will be higher in your speech will be much more polished and seem intelligent.

Become more attractive

Your brain can create a more elaborate, expressions to show your feelings and your opinions on a subject. We can safely say that reading empowers people to participate in interesting conversations and actually sustained an argument by giving intriguing reasons. In this case, nonfiction reading might be more important because it gives you the chance to study topics that might actually show up in regular chat, things like politics, modern news, entertainment, history, and even technology are common in our day and age. So it’s important to know more about them and have an educated stance on them.

Meeting interesting people

Do you usually have to leave or maybe stay quiet whenever the topic of a conversation gets deeper? Well, reading can help, when you are capable to add to a conversation. You improve upon it by offering your own opinions on the matter maybe even statistics. People you used to admire from a distance will even want to know more.

The best way to change circles is to document yourself on different subjects and participate in actual conversations. This way you’ll earn the respect and admiration of interesting people and you also have a chance to learn something new from them as well. It’s kind of like mini-mastermind.

Become who you should be

It’s a little bit philosophical but books open new worlds for us and allow even the poorest of people to live and enjoy experiences that they only dream about. You can visit ancient Egypt or travel in the future. You can enjoy different dimensions or maybe even improve your skills. Anything is possible when you open your mind and we grow and develop by experiencing new things which is why when you read you’re actually building yourself. You take the things you like and assimilate them becoming a better person being who you should be and basically creating your own personality within books. You can change your beliefs delete your beliefs and create new better beliefs based on information that you’ve presented. You may never get to travel to the ends of the earth in real life but with a good book, you can scour the seas.

Fun & relaxing

So you think watching TV is fun, try actually reading a book that you like. The diversity of genres and a plethora of authors from all over the world create a limitless source of fun that you can access whenever you want. Even more, you’re not fed the images and sound you actually experience the images and sounds and you control them just as you want.

Books are more detailed than movies because the limit is your imagination. They create an entirely different entertainment experience that is rewarding and fulfilling and helps you grow reason.

Exercise for the memory

The fact that you read for fun or that you like fiction over non-fiction. Reading has a wonderful gift of giving your memory a workout. When you follow your favorite character through the story or simply read about an event or a historical time you’ll end up by memorizing some very interesting details. Now might not stick forever but for the moment you’re exercising the memory area of the brain and you keep it active. This way when you really need to memorize something it’ll be easier and things will happen faster. There will be more things that you can connect what you’re supposed to memorize to actually it’s something that you’ve learned in the past.

There’s actually a scientific explanation to the idea of a memory workout. It seems that the area of the brain where we store memories is not limited. It won’t be stretched and worn out if we soar too many things in there but the more that you add the area that creates new synapses and the old ones will become more powerful thus improving your memory process. Think of it like a spiderweb each new string makes the spiderweb even stronger.

It opens your mind

So as a reader you get in touch with different people, different opinions, different feelings with completely opposing personalities and from extremely different cultures or periods of time. This makes you a better judge of character and improves your tolerance towards things that are maybe different or unusual or novel wherever you live.

Usually, if someone reads a whole bunch they might not be snappy in the judgment of others because they learn about the different feelings and emotions that someone might have. All of this opens you up to the world and shows “it’s okay to be different”. Making you more accepting of others.

Improve your focus

So in today’s day and age, a person’s five minutes are divided between maybe watching TV, checking their phone, browsing through Instagram, all of these at the least. So you can see why our focus is totally just all over the place but when you read if the book is captivating enough you completely forget about the surrounding world. It’s like you dive into a new dimension or a whole nother world and leave your body behind.

In reality, this is what being 100% focused on one thing feels like and in fact if you can achieve this kind of focus in your work life it’s called flow.