I am a self-confessed book-a-holic, I love to read, I listen to audio books in the car while traveling; in fact my car is a driving university! I read biographies, motivational books, self-help books, how-to books, anything that I think can help me.
Reading is a great way for anyone to better themselves. In this digital information age we have become very good at scanning web pages and documents and picking out the bits we think we need to understand. But how much of this can we really take in? Video / Television are great learning tools but they paint the picture for us, they don’t allow us to use our imagination. Books exercise the creative part of our brains!
By reading books and exposing yourself to different writers you will increase your vocabulary, you will become exposed to new words that you would not come into contact with. “When reading, even when we may not understand every new word, we absorb something from the context that may deepen our understanding of it the next time the word is encountered.”
Reading fiction books increase the creativity in the brain, especially at a young age. This is beneficial because creative people are able to solve business problems, write books and music, and create scientific advances that can aid humanity.
Reading helps to increase your attention span and improves your memory, it helps keep the brain active. Brains are like muscle, use it or lose it!
Your life will be better if you just spend an hour a day reading a book. Turn off your computer, turn off your phone. Disconnect yourself.
What book have you read that has Inspired you or given you some form of idea to transform something of your life???