Books have been part of our life since the very beginning. From the moment we were born to our teens, we were taught to love, read and devour books. There are over millions of books to read, yet too little time.
Books have also been considered the best friend, companions for life, and many other synonyms encompassing the word companionship. Books are considered so close to us for a very good reason. They give us a world of hope, meaning, and peace. They provide a distraction when we need it the most, they provide knowledge and open our minds like no other.
Books Are Important For Our Mental Wellbeing And Brain Health
You can’t put your brain on a bicycle and expect it to get its daily exercise. Brains only exercise using the means of knowledge, engagement, and comfort of books. Many have lived this and proved the truth to this. Books can keep our brain healthy and young. It prevents deterioration and improves our long-term memory as well. Engaging your brain in some light reading can improve blood circulation as well as improve the connectivity of the brain. Research even suggests that reading can make us sharper, smarter, and much more attentive. It makes sense why books are the first thing in our hands as soon as we learn to hold objects. A world could do a little bit more with books around.
It is not only the brain itself that gets the exercise. The mind, a different entity from the brain itself also gets stimulated as a result of books. Books can help prevent us from feeling lonely in this world. It can prevent the long-term effects of depression, anxiety, and even Post-traumatic disorder. While it is no magic pill, it certainly mediates and has a stimulating impact.
Books Will Improve Our Vocabulary
When we read books, we read more than just the content. We are reading into each and every word, the usage of grammar, the beautiful composition, and the perfection of the plot. The more we read, the more we understand a plethora of words we never knew before.
So spend your time reading books and watch how it improves your language and the richness of your vocabulary. Improving your vocabulary also improves your speaking skills and helps you establish better relationships with people surrounding you.
Books Open Up Our Minds
Books help us remain open-minded and inspired. When we are open-minded, we become better citizens and functional members of society. Being open-minded is crucial to one’s career and personal development. As we travel and work all over the world, we meet people of different cultures and countries. Books prepare us for the cultural shock and facts. It helps us react better to different things in life, and keeps us warm by embracing a positive bubble.
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