You Other Readers Can’t Deny
When A Book Walks In With
A Good Plot Base
And A Big Spine In Your Face
You Get Sprung
Wanna Get Out Your Notepads
Cause You Noticed That Book
Deep In The Book I’m Reading
I’m Hooked And I Can’t Stop Speeding
I Wanna Get That Literature
And Smack That Beautiful Creature
She Gotta Pack, Much Paper On That Back
So Fellas(Yeah) Fellas(Yeah)
Have You Got That Book(Yeah)
Go On And Turn It(Turn It) Turn It(Turn It)
Turn That Pretty Page
(Baby Got Book)
Reading a book is one of the most productive and enriching ways to spend your time. A book can take you down the Rabbit Hole into Wonderland or take you back in time to witness the Allies emerging victorious in The Second World War, while you sit comfortably in your living room. No other medium has such power and abilities to engage and rejuvenate your mind. Here are five reasons to stop procrastinating and start reading:
1. Its engaging
Unlike playing games on your computer, reading is engaging since it requires attention. In other words, reading will force you to reason as you encounter new topics. Reading informative books on a daily basis is a great way to keep abreast with the happenings around you, and more importantly will make you smarter.
2. Reduces Stress
When you are reading a book, your mind shifts gears. Even if you’ve had a stressful day, a book can easily distract you from the stress and soothe your senses. Fiction is fantastic for this as it literally takes you into a which exists in an alternate, imaginary form of reality. Reading an awesome fiction book is perfect right before bed time. Double Edged Sword Alert: Sometimes it’s hard to put the book down if it’s really good and the only time you take your eyes off the pages, you’ll see daylight entering through your windows. Still, you’ll be relaxed and refreshed.
3. Improves Vocabulary
If you wish to iterate your thoughts in a cascading river of ebullient and erudite words and phrases, reading more books is the way to go. In elementary schools, children are required to decipher the meaning of a specific word by reading how it is used in a sentence. You get similar benefits from reading books and magazines. By reading informative books that require deep reasoning and concentration, you will become exposed to new words. A beefier vocabulary isn’t just for writers though. Knowing what other people are saying and using the perfect words to convey your feelings is a critical part of being a better human. Better listeners are more successful in life.
4. Enhances Focus and Concentration
Reading is interactive and requires a great deal of attention, especially when you come across challenging topics. Unlike e-mails, internet posts or magazines that may contain small bits of information, books are more engaging and will tell you more about a specific subject. Since you need to concentrate to understand the context, like muscle building, your concentration span will improve.
5. Builds Confidence And Self Esteem
Knowledge is power. Reading books is a great way to improve your knowledge and as we all know, knowledge equates confidence. People who are well read are respected and are usually looked upon for solutions.
If you want to become active and start a productive life, grab the books on your favourite topics and explore the knowledge without limitations.
If you think that you don’t have enough time to start reading, you’re wrong. How are we so sure? Because we make time for the things that are important to us. How much TV do you watch? How much time do you spend trawling the web? You could easily replace some portion of the time spent doing those activities, with reading.
If you’re worried about the cost of books, check them out at a second hand book store or your local library. Most libraries take advantage of the interlibrary loan system, so you can check out nearly any book on the planet.
There’s really no excuse for not reading on a regular basis. The benefits far outweigh the costs, and more knowledge never hurt anybody. Come on now, start reading a book!