11 reasons you should make reading a habit.!

We are living in a constantly evolving era, uplifting ourselves is key to self-improvement. Why not nurture a hobby which will only pull you up all the more ? I am sure you do not want to miss on these 11 reasons you should make reading a habit !

1. You see things around you in a beautifully different way

Changing colours of skies, chirping of birds, Rain pitter patter , or olfactory delight from soil after rain etc, etc. Chances are you have read about it all in books for page lengths ! So reading in a way inculcate the art of appreciating little, sober and even regular things in life.

2. It gives you new perspectives

When you read quite often, chances are the way you look at things have changed. Your vision is broadened. For every single life instance you have perception of your own. And that’s obviously because hey, you have read it all and ‘felt it all’.

3. You become more expressive and are never short of words

Readers have reverential level of patience when it comes to written words. Likewise, mental verbal talk they have in their heads about any subject, gives them clarity. So if one have clarity in their head about any matter and emotions linked to it, chances are they will express it too. often more easily compared to others. 

4. The best entertainment

It’s easily accessible and so very mobile mode of entertainment.
Groucho Marx even said “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

5. Your interpersonal skills improves

You connect with people more easily now. Reading literary fiction improves your ability to understand the mental states of others, identifying the emotion encoded in facial expressions. These speak to the ability to understand other’s mental states, which scientists call ‘Theory of Mind’. So when you talk with even new people, you fathom them in less time compared to others.

“We read to know we’re not alone.” ― William Nicholson, Shadowlands

6. You live multiple lives in ‘a’ lifetime

The more books you have read the more shoes you have been. Consider this, just when you finished a book where a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to the pyramids of Egypt, pursuits his recurring dream of finding a treasure there. You feel you have been there, all there, when he arrived to Africa, when he got robbed on his way to Egypt, when he fell in love with an Arabian girl.
Or any other book you finished reading. About a blooming musician’s journey or of a house wife’s discovery about self love and her pursuit of a secret wish list. You connect with the characters from the book and you have lived it all as you read the book. Now Come on you can’t live as many lives if it wasn’t through reading.

7. It makes you a better writer

This one goes without a doubt. After all to hold a pen and write something you need to know what can that pen do, and how it works ! Simple right ? So this way, we have a teacher by our side always !

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles William Eliot

8. A tour to diff world every now and then

You have been to Africa and Egypt and now knows possibly what those pyramids are like !! Now who travels and explores from the comfort of their couch ? You, yes you an avid reader. Writers have a way of indulging you in scenarios such a way that you imagine you are there, under the same sky as that of character’s of a book. That’s when you tour around to different worlds and that’s vivacious.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
 

9. Reading speed and comprehension increases

This is point is self-explanatory. And come on who doesn’t want that in an era, where your comprehension speed can decide whether you will be an IAS or not or which Business school will get you in. So a Bonus !

10. It inspires you to become a better human being

As a matter of fact, high achievers believe in self-improvement. Stories touches your heart, gives you experiences, makes you humble enough to put yourself in shoes of a character and feel what it feels. Amidst all this you become mature and more grown than yesterday.

You only learns by two ways, either by reading or by association with smarter people. 
– Will Roger

11. You discover yourself

While traversing many character’s lives through stories, you somewhere discover yourself.