Reading | Books | 31st October 2021 | Virtual Wire
If reading a bundle of seven hundred pages sounds like a daunting task to you, then let me convince you otherwise!
Books can transport you to a dreamland. Books can be your cost-effective therapist. Reading is something that can help you realise your potential, it can help you transform, it can shape your thoughts, it can broaden your perspective in life. Sounds too much? Well, there’s more coming for you, just keep reading.
Reading is therapeutic
When you return back home after a long shift from work and your mind is still stressed about the pending files, overflowing workload or that presentation you have to submit by the end of the week. Sleeping with such thoughts will only build up more stress so pick an inspirational or a fantasy book and try reading a few pages. Once you get lost in the world of words, your mind will automatically focus on the story and you will feel the tension easing out from your body. This will calm that chaos in your head and you can finally have a good night’s sleep!
Reading takes you places
Did you know that there is a less expensive way to explore the world? Yes, that's true. Reading a book is an adventure that will surely not burn a hole in your pockets and still promise you the best times of your life. You can time travel by picking a historical fiction book. You could explore the dimensions of space by reading a science fiction novel. Just like the world map, even the book world has endless destinations for you to chance upon!
Increases your attention span
In the fast-paced environment where the digital revolution and technology is enveloping our minds, we are always on the lookout for the next big thing and because of this, our focus keeps on shifting. From texting to scrolling, from scrolling to binge-watching, we keep on hopping from screens to screens, apps to apps. Often at times, you find yourself trying really hard to concentrate and all it takes to get distracted is a single ding from your cell phone or laptop. So if you want to boost your concentration level, you should try reading. This will act as a mental exercise that will help your brain cells focus on one thing at a time, for a long stretch.
Discovering more about people
When you’ll start reading, you will realise there is a plethora of behaviours, cultures that you didn’t even think existed. You will learn about people, how they react, what’s their thinking process, why they are the way they are or why they choose to be who they are. While reading, you will go through a narration, analysing the situation and understanding a person’s point of view. You will start feeling what they are feeling. This will improve your thinking and make you empathetic.