The benefits of reading books


Reading is exercise for the brain. The very act of decoding letters to create words to create thoughts and images in the brain keeps the mind sharp, and your personality irresistibly interesting.

Regular training of your brain through reading can help with perspective, mood, and happiness.

Here’s a chart to explain what daily reading to do for children: 

  
If this is what it does for children, imagine what it can do for adults.

There are so many benefits to reading. Time invested into reading can take away stress, deepen your rate of breathing, thereby increasing oxygen to your brain.

  
Spend the day at a bookstore or library, and try to read for 20 minutes a day. Maybe right before you go to bed. It may also help you achieve a deep restorative relaxing sleep.

 

Strands bookstore. Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Get a great book. Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Books. Photography by Rizwan Alvi
    
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Art books. Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi

  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Real books. Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Art books. Photography by Rizwan Alvi
 
Do you read? What have you read that was great and worth sharing?

xxSerena 

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2 thoughts on “The benefits of reading books”

  1. The last book I read for my soul was ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay. The last fiction book I read was ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes. Both books were fantastic and well worth the time. I have a Kindle full of books as I type, but haven’t settled on my next one yet.

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