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The Powerful Benefits of Reading Regularly

Updated on March 10, 2020
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Nitin is a life coach, executive coach, husband, and father. He has been happily married to the same girl for the last 24 years.

Reading is a Wonderful Habit
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There are multiple benefits of reading. Reading is a wonderful habit.

It enhances your life in many different ways.

I have listed below 10 benefits of reading that you can take advantage of to improve your life.

1. It increases knowledge

Reading increases knowledge. The more you read, the more your knowledge will increase.

It is quite obvious that the more you read, the more information and knowledge you will acquire.

Books are storehouses of knowledge and wisdom.

The more you expose yourself to this, the more knowledgeable you will become.

2. You add more words to your vocabulary

Another great advantage of reading is that it increases your vocabulary.

While reading you come across many new words.

You can look at those words in a dictionary and understand its meaning.

When you do this, those words are automatically added to your vocabulary.

The more you read, the more your vocabulary increases.

3. It improves your life

It goes without saying that constantly reading books improves your life from one level to another.

Reading improves your life in various ways. One way is that you get new information.

This information can help you to do things in a new way to improve your life.

You may learn a new skill. You may learn to do something new and useful.

This can add to your streams of income.

So you can see that reading has great potential to improve your life and your income.

4. It increases your ability to focus

Reading Is known to increase your ability to focus.

In the internet-obsessed world of today, it's very difficult to focus on one thing at a time.

People are looking at many different applications like chat messages, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, and hundreds of other different social media platforms all at the same time.

This generation's power to focus is very less. Reading will restore that ability to focus.

This is because reading demands your full attention. Thus, one of the benefits of reading is to help you focus better.

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5. It improves your memory power

Reading books also has a positive impact on your memory power. Reading boosts your memory power.

Reading has a great effect on the memory area of the brain.

The more you read the better your memory becomes.

6. It is a brain stimulant

Reading is known to be a brain stimulant. Reading opens up new synapses in the brain.

Synapses are pathways in the brain.

Reading creates new pathways in the brain thus increasing your brainpower.

People who are well-read have extraordinary brainpower.

It is no wonder that billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett make it a point to read every single day.

One of the secrets of their success is the habit of reading regularly.

7. It improves your ability to write better

Another fringe benefit of reading is that it improves your ability to write better.

It's amazing that the more you read, the more you are able to write better.

This is because it increases your vocabulary and your knowledge.

When you have more words to work with, you can produce excellent writing.

Because you have more knowledge, you can write intelligent write-ups.

As a writer myself, I advise budding writers to start reading in order to improve their writing.

Reading Boosts your Career
Reading Boosts your Career | Source

8. It can reduce stress and tension

Reading also has many mental or psychological benefits. The habit of reading reduces stress and tension.

That's the reason people turn to read books when they want to relax and reduce their stress.

Reading works like magic to smooth the nerves and relax the brain.

This is why people read books when they want to sleep.

Reading soothes bad nerves and induces deep sleep.

9. It can help in your career

Reading can help you in your career in more ways than one.

Firstly, it increases your knowledge which you can use in your career. Reading can give you ideas of making money that you never knew before.

You can improve your skills by reading relevant books. You can become a good writer and make income from your writing.

You can start a new business from the knowledge that you gain by reading books.

You can increase your networking and thus increase your business by reading.

So you can see that reading can be a career booster for you in many ways.

10. It increases cognitive function

It has been proven scientifically that reading increases the cognitive function of the brain.

The more you read, the more your cognitive function increases.

Medically speaking, this means that you can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's by reading constantly.

People who are avid readers don't have the problem of dementia or a short memory.

I hope that you have realized how beneficial the habit of reading is to you.

I would like to challenge you to start reading regularly and see how it will transform your life.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      2 weeks ago from South India

      Hi Mr Nitin, It was a great reading of your article. You have described the important points very well. Going through your article will certainly develop an urge in the reader to utilize every plus points. Reading the important points and its key outfits will certainly make the reader a good leader and the leader a good reader.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Reading is our greatest hobby - I consider.

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