Dec 21, 2010


Everyone knows that a book is always better than a movie, but is there any real advantage to getting your information by reading it?   Yes, according to neuroscience—your mind will  definitely thank you.   Just like muscles, the brain benefits from a good workout. There is no rule book about what you should read. Reading is important in all its forms - it opens doors and makes life easier, so at the end of the day it doesn't matter what you read. What's more, it really can make you feel good!
So why does reading improve our mood? Aside from offering an escape from the daily grind 83% of people laugh out loud and remember the health benefits of laughter (read my post on laughter :

*      Reading is an active mental process:  you would use the grey cells of your brain to think and   become smarter.
*      Reading improves your vocabulary
*      Gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places of the world
*      Improves concentration and focus
*      Builds self-esteem
*      The more you read, the more knowledgeable you become. With more knowledge comes more confidence. More confidence builds self-esteem. So it’s a chain reaction. It gives a great awareness about the happenings in the world. 
*      Improves memory
*      Improves your discipline : Adding book reading to your daily schedule and sticking to it, improves discipline.
*      Improves creativity
*      You always have something to talk about
*      Reduces boredom
*      It is best when one is pestered since childhood, so that it grows with age. There are a lot of advantages linked with it  
*      Vigorous reading has a kind of chain reaction. If one reads consistently, he becomes habituated to gaining knowledge, gets more information, gets more confident, and in turn would have an urge to know more and find more solutions to different queries.
*      One can notice the improvement in terms of memory. We will be able to stretch out memory limit and hence accelerate the learning process.
*      Brings in lot of discipline and makes us consistent with the habit. We develop habit of learning that brings in scheduling and good management of time.
*      There is a lot of increase in our capability of being creative. With enormous store of knowledge, it becomes easy for us to bring in a flow of natural way of writing and spontaneous expression.
*      Exercises your mind.
*      Gives satisfaction
*      Expands the imagination
*      Enhances the ability to focus
*      Improves knowledge
*      Produces efficient orators
*      Teaches the art of living
*      Helps to accept other cultures and religions.

With so many benefits of reading, it is needless to say that we should develop this habit that 
has wide advantages with absolutely nothing to lose from our side.

Which book are you reading now?...

1 comment:

PS said...

great to find a book lover.....i am reading the Riddle right now and also
"Truth Simply is.." by Osho