Are you into Reading? If not, then this article will turn you into a bookaholic!
Since a very young age, we have been told how reading can help us have good grades. Being part of a desi society means that we should be a bookworm or a nerd forever to climb the ever elusive ladder of success. But did someone tell you that reading is not just about education and staying true to desi stereotypes? Reading is an exercise that is super beneficial for our mental health. Don’t worry we, are here to explain how!
We have listed down 5 incredible reasons to prove how reading is the best exercise to have a healthy brain!
1. It Reduces Stress – Your New Yoga Routine?
Stress has become a permanent thing in both our professional and personal lives. However, reading novels, articles, and other research writing can help by allowing our minds to relax. Moreover, as we read, we focus on written words, and our brain shifts towards a more carefree state of insight and prolific reasoning. Hence, reading a book or article should be our new yoga routine now!
2. Promotes A Positive Mindset
As humans, we tend to think pessimistically first about our situations rather than optimistically. Hence, we formulate our brains to function chaotically out of fear because of this reason. However, when we read our favourite books, it is a source of enjoyment which can help our brains to operate with a more positive attitude. Hence, reading should be our everyday ‘sports’ activity!
3. Improves Memory
As we grow old, our memory tends to fade, and we forget things often. However, when we read a book, our brain is highly active and stores information in small packets, just like a computer system does. Moreover, these saved pieces of information remain with us forever, and we tend to recall them when there is a need. Hence, apart from eating almonds to improve our memory, we should also try reading books!
4. Increases Intelligence
Reading allows us to see things from a completely different perspective and generate new ideas. Furthermore, we are constantly learning and questioning when we read a book, and this makes us more curious about gaining knowledge. However, this concern helps improve our intelligence as we train our brains to become more active and alert all the time. Hence, we might turn into Sherlock holmes if we continue to read every day or maybe smarter than him, who knows!
5. Expands Imagination
People with more creative mindsets are proven to be smarter than people with more knowledge. For example, Leonardo Davinci was a mastermind of inventions because his artistic power was strong. But, creativity comes from a good imagination. Therefore, reading takes us to an imaginative world full of possibilities to create new revolutionary ideas in reality. Hence, it is the door that we should unlock every day to achieve extraordinary things!
Let’s See What Books Our President Has Recommended In 2021!
What are you reading these days? Let us know in the comments! Moreover, if you’ve read any of the books Dr Arif Alvi has recommended, let us know your reviews!
Resources used in this article include: Benefits of Reading Books: How It Can Positively Affect Your Life, 10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day, Why Is Reading Important? The 11 Benefits Of Books, 15 incredible benefits from reading every day, 10 Great Advantages Of Reading Books
I am Emaan Rehman and I am a BBA student at Salim Habib University, Karachi. I’m an Instagram writer. Writing and reading is my passion. I believe a person who reads is someone who can conquer the world with his/her intelligence and wisdom of knowledge.