In the world of digital socializing and technology, reading has very conveniently become a thing of the past. Despite the convenience through the availability of electronic books and free reading material, reading is constantly declining as a habit or need. People focus on other things like media, gadgets, movies and social platforms rather than spending time on some books or articles.
Whatever the reason people give for not being able to read, the emphasis cannot be placed enough that reading is still one of the most productive and beneficial habits to have. It is absolutely important that we revive the habit of reading. Today’s blog will talk about the benefits of reading fiction books.
1. Better insight of the society
The world is not a playground where everything will go according to what you think or decide. It is a scary place where life can change at any moment. If you really want to know how overnight your life can turn upside down because of one decision or event, then reading fiction books should be your choice. Fiction books provide amazingly crafted situational scenarios and settings, which can teach you what to expect from living in the modern day society.
2. Reading sharpens your knowledge and skills
When you read, you always learn something new. Fiction will teach you how to imagine things, take rationalized decisions based on your expectations and thinking, as well as explore a certain situation from various perspectives. Knowledge also helps you find good topics to develop intriguing conversations in a social setting, which in turn will boost your confidence in public speaking and with people you are getting to know.
3. Reading enhances your consciousness
Just as reading teaches you the skill to look at things from different perspectives, reading fiction also helps you become more conscious. It teaches you to stay mindful of your surroundings and what to expect from situations that you encounter in your daily life.
4. Reading helps your brain stay in shape
It is said that if you want to keep your brain healthy and away from all kinds of stress, depression and bad habits, which can harm your health as well, then start reading interesting fiction books. This will keep your mind occupied and will not allow it to wander elsewhere and give you the weird kind of ideas. Fiction reading also keeps your mind relaxed and open at the same time by providing a variety of ideas to think about or focus on.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerome Boateng is the author of this blog post. Jerome is a spiritual speaker who appears in big global seminars and programs for spiritual guidance. He is fond of blogging and posts his blogs on various websites. Contact him at Facebook–Google+.
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