“Books can change your life,” we hear this phrase many times in our life, but Do you believe in this? For me it is an absolute fact, books serve as a guide, give you a hope when you totally disappointed, and give you a left when you need it most. In fact, being a bookworm has the power to physically and emotionally transform your life. But if you are not a fan of books and reading isn’t usually a main part of your daily schedule, it may be time to change, to pick a book and to feel the transformation books can do in your life. Here are 6 ways reading a book can give you a better life.
1. Reduces Stress: When we feel stressed we usually hear music, go for a walk, or drink a hot beverage, but what about reading a book? Yes, reading for six minutes can be the best way to de-stress. A study from 2009 showed that just six minutes of reading has the potential to reduce stress levels by up to 68%!
2. Better Memory: Reading books can greatly improve your memory. Science has shown that reading not only improves everyday memory function, but it can also play a role in reducing the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s!
3. Improved Writing Skills: One of the most effective ways to enhance your writing skills is reading. Reading anything and everything you can get your hands on will improve your vocabulary, enhance creativity, and spark your imagination. The best way to become a better writer is to read what is already written!
4. Strong conversational skills: In a study conducted with college students, the adults that completed high volumes of reading had better verbal fluency than their peers. These verbal skills, in addition to increased knowledge and vocabulary, mean you’ll have a way to start an interesting conversation with anyone, which is a great confidence booster.
5. Better Sleep: Including reading in your before-bed routine can help you get a good nights’ rest. Make it a habit to read one or two chapter of a book before sleeping. This will help you unwind which will give you a better sleep.
6. Expands Your Vocabulary: There’s no better way to gain a fuller, richer vocabulary than by reading. Research suggests that children learn five to 15 percent of their words from independent reading and, as a result, children who read more generally have larger vocabularies. The same can undoubtedly be said for adults as well.