How Reading Everyday Can Help You For A Lifetime
Written by: Alliah Rayne Mingcay | 2 weeks ago
Reading is one of the methods one can learn. Starting at the age of 1-3, toddlers start to distinguish pictures through books. Parents usually point to random objects to familiarize their kids. When kids reached the age of 3, they started learning books by themselves. They started taking interest in listening to different kinds of stories, they usually imitate what they see in books. And as they reach their first or second grade, they’d learn more about books. They would explore unfamiliar words, they would use pictures to understand what the story is about.
Year by year, as children start to grow, they read more books and try to understand much more complicated content. They would start reading novels little by little, try other kinds of books like biographies or poetry, and read books that would pique their interest.
Yet, as time passes by, adults have been reading less. They usually prefer using other methods to satisfy their boredom. Instead of reading books, they would opt for using their mobile phones or watching TV.
There’s nothing wrong with using a mobile phone and watching TV. Adults are so caught up with their lives that they don’t have time to grab a book. After all, depending on the reading material, it could take up at least 5 minutes to countless hours to finish a book.
Even so, study shows the importance of reading in our lives. Not only does it help strengthen our brains, but it also helps improve our mood. Allotting 30 minutes for reading every day could make a huge difference. Here are 3 reasons why reading 30 minutes every day can help our lifetime:
Reduce stress. Nothing is better than reading, which takes our mind away from stress. Reading gives us the opportunity to escape from our reality. It gives us comfort despite the current situation we are in. It relaxes our body and gives us better peace of mind.
Have better career opportunities. Reading pushes our writers within us. Whenever we read, it helps our imagination explore different kinds of scenes; it helps us expand our critical thinking, putting ourselves in a place where we try to express ourselves through writing. Not only that, reading helps us learn more about the skills we want to learn. We can learn them deeper through someone's writing.
Can help us be more empathic. Reading different kinds of books exposes us to different perspectives. We learn more about different sides of the story and the experiences of one’s character by just reading them. We are able to access them without experiencing them firsthand, but enough to put us into a whirlwind of emotions. Reading helps us feel a variety of emotions, from happiness to sadness, and confusion to excitement.
Overall, reading imposes various benefits on people. Despite reading for 30 minutes or so every day, it gives people enough time to learn something. Reading 30 minutes every day in a week is a total of at least 3 hours and 30 minutes. Reading every day for a whole month takes a total of approximately 14 hours. With consistency and discipline, reading will make people a better version of themselves.