Unlocking 8 Reading Miracles in a World Full of Distractions

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Reading Miracles
Reading Miracles

In a world that is slowly but surely turning away from books and getting glued to mobile or laptop screens. There are endless diversions such as social media, news, and other online activities. So we must know the reading miracles.

There are some reasons why we are attracted to social platforms instead of reading books.
1. The online media are designed in such a way that it generates a kind of addiction. People lose all their time on various online platforms because of this addiction.
2. The reading of books looks very boring and unattractive.
3. Reading requires a considerable amount of patience and time for understanding.
Therefore, developing reading requires a lot of patience and determination in the present scenario. However, it can be developed with a certain strategy. Some benefits of reading are as follows:

1)Reading strengthens our brain

Reading increases the capacity of the brain. Our brain is designed in such a way that it processes each information we see or think. So if we read any meaningful article our brain capacity increases. Our way of thinking is enhanced due to the reading.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
~ George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Our brain is designed in such a way that if we use it more, it will function more. So never ignore to use your brain in a constructive way like reading. It will improve your brain function and provide you peace of mind. So it’s very beneficial to read different books.

We came to know various interesting facts by reading. With the various facts and knowledge our understanding of life increases. We started thinking about the welfare of society. It increases our happiness level and peace of mind.

2)Builds our vocabulary

As we start reading we see a lot of new words. So in the process of reading, we build our vocabulary. The more we read the more we develop the vocabulary. For instance, if you read moby dick, you can learn about 1600 new words. It has a lot of words to build your vocabulary. So reading is a very good vocabulary builder. 

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

By reading, we learn about different subjects and topics. Every subject has its own set of words. So we learn about different words of different fields. In this way, our knowledge about various words can increase. Knowledge about various words also increases our command over language and literature, increasing our intellectual level.

The enrichment of vocabulary enhances our confidence in a particular field. It also makes us a powerful speaker, interpreter and better comprehension ability. So with the strong vocabulary, we have a lot of scope in various areas.

3) Helps in  preventing age-related cognitive decline

The research shows that reading improves cognitive ability also. The reading habit increases the connectivity of brain functions that increases the capacity of the brain.

The basic cognitive ability includes memory and attention that decrease by age. Reading enhances the memory power of the brain. So the age-related cognitive symptoms can be reduced with the habit of reading.

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”~Oscar Wilde

Reading is like an exercise of the mind. If we read regularly our mind gets sufficient to exercise which makes it active and rejuvenated. It is the best way to make our mind active and healthy. So a healthy mind is less prone to age-related cognitive problems in later stages of our life.

4)Reduces stress

Reading is a good stress buster. Reading increases the focus of the brain which causes increased concentration. In the process of reading the mind starts focussing on a single topic. So the reading can be good medicine for stress relief.

“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!

As we know stress is the result of too much thinking without any reason. Reading focuses our mind and concentration at a single point where our mind gets a particular direction. We start thinking in a particular direction and starts avoiding too much thinking.  Reading is the best way to control your mind if you are feeling confused and terrible. 

Reading gives us a reason to be happy and peaceful as it provides an opportunity to Improve ourselves. It is the reading that enhances our knowledge level that reduces our stress as most of the stress is due to a lack of knowledge.

5)Relief from insomnia

As we know, insomnia is a sleep disorder that may vary from one week to several weeks. Insomnia is a general health problem nowadays. This is caused because of hectic schedule and unhealthy lifestyle. Reading can be very useful in getting rid of insomnia. Reading relaxes the brain and allows us to have a good night’s sleep.

As we know we have a lot of issues in our mind all day. We think a lot before bed and feeling bad that causes sleeplessness and may turn into insomnia. Reading clears our mind and makes it concentrated in a certain direction. So we stop thinking too much and feel relaxed. A relaxed mind is all we need for a good sleep. 

So stop doing unnecessary engagement of your mind in useless thinking. Reading makes it possible and helps us to get rid of insomnia.

6)Reduces Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that affects the daily life of a person. The cause of depression varies from person to person. There are several remedies possible for treating Depression. Reading is one of the best ways to reduce the effect of depression.

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Reading enhances our happiness level and our mood. It generates some good hormone in us that reduces the depression level significantly. Reading generates a kind of positive feeling in us. This positivity increases our happiness level and our depression reduces.
A depressed person finds himself alone with his thoughts. Reading a good book gives him good company that helps him to cope up with the depression.
I have seen some depressed person in my life, they don’t like to speak to anyone and like to live alone. So these people can get a significant benefit from reading. It will change his thinking process and he will come out of depression easily.

7)Increases the ability to empathize

Reading increases our understanding of the different topics. Reading increases our ability to understand the feelings of others. It is found in various research that those who have good reading habits can understand others well as compared to those who don’t study.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”~Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Reading helps us to understand the nature of others and develops a capacity to feel others. It increases the empathy level in us. Reading increase various factors of human behaviour and nature that helps us to understand others well.

Reading increases our experience level in a particular field that is necessary to understand the nature of people. So we can understand others in a better way.

8) Helps in living a longer life

Reading helps to get longer life. Reading reduces various problems like stress, depression, and other age-related problems. So the person with good reading habits can live longer. So the importance of reading can’t be ignored.

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

As we know reading reduces various health-related problems. It helps us to live a happy and contented life which the key to a happy life and longer life. Happiness and satisfaction are the most important part of our life and both of them help us to live a longer life. 


9)The Takeaway

Reading is very, very good for you. Research shows that regular reading:

  • Strengthened the brain
  • Increases the vocabulary
  • Reduces age-related cognitive problems
  • Reduces stress
  • Relief from insomnia 
  • Reduces Depression
  • Increases the ability to empathize
  • Helps in living a longer life.

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