5 Surprising Benefits Of Reading

Just in case you need a few more reasons to buy more books…

Further Your Career

Follow our logic here: The more you read, the more words you are exposed to. These words will be incorporated into your everyday vocabulary, thus making you articulate and well-spoken, giving you the confidence you need to speak up in that big meeting or carry on a conversation with the big wigs in your company. Plus, knowledge is power. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about who you know; it’s what you know that really matters!

Improve Your Memory

When reading a book, you have to remember all sorts of characters, their background, actions, and relationships with other characters, as well as plots and subplots. Assuming you don’t read every book you pick up in one sitting, you have to continually recall these things each time you pick up your book, thus improving your memory. Did you know that every new memory you create forges new synapses and strengthens existing ones?

Increase Focus

If you work in a modern office, you’ll know the familiar feeling of being pulled in ten different directions – responding to emails, chatting with co-workers, checking your phone, chatting online, checking social media, all while trying to perform your job. This stresses us out and makes us less productive. However, if you’ve ever tried to unplug and focus on one thing… it can seem boring or hard to focus! Reading helps us exercise our ability to concentrate. When we read, we are fully immersed in the current activity of reading. We can apply this same kind of focus to work, or relationships.