One of the best ways to pass the time can be to read a book. In fact, reading can inspire you to be more positive throughout the day. For example, if the book is about a person who overcomes an obstacle, you’ll probably feel motivated to overcome any obstacles you may face. Consider these exceptional reasons to read a book.
Gain a Positive Mindset
Firstly, reading can help you be positive in your everyday life. Forget about anything that may cause you stress such as long work hours, complicated homework assignments, lack of money and others by delving into a story. A great story can make you laugh out loud, or teach you an important lesson.
Get Involved in a Unique Story
A unique story means a story that resonates with you somehow. For instance, if you’re reading about a princess who was saved from a dragon, maybe this matters to you because the dragon represents a bully being slayed. Alternatively, your story might relate to a realistic topic, like taxes or therapy. These might resonate with you because getting your taxes done would help you have peace of mind, or you need guidance for your mental health.
Meet Interesting Characters
Meeting the characters in a book can be similar to meeting people in real life. This is often because they have similar personalities, habits and lives to people. Whether you’ve read Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll or Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, you have the chance to get to know characters you’re likely to remember for a long time to come.
Use Your Imagination
Devouring a favorite book can be a truly exciting experience. You have the opportunity to imagine fantasy worlds, strange beasts, alien planets, beautiful creatures and plenty more. This can deepen your inner world and make it more colorful, especially since life can be a bit humdrum at times. If you think your life is ordinary right now, try exploring a book with adventure and excitment. A few recommendations are The Hobbit, Gone with the Wind, Redwall or War of the Worlds.
Improve Your Writing Skills
Whether you want to write fiction or have a job as a nonfiction writer, reading can significantly improve your writing skills. After all, you can learn from being exposed to different genres, styles and voices of writing. Further, you can have a stronger connection with your emotions and experiences.
Gain New Knowledge
The right knowledge can empower you to take charge of your life or inspire you to improve yourself. If you learn about a person who dared to save someone else’s life, you might feel inspired to be a better person. Similarly, if you read a story of the history of Martin Luther King Jr., you might become a stronger and wiser human being.
Not only can reading benefit you, but it also has the power to improve the lives of others. As well as this, be sure to tell your family and friends about the benefits. Another option is to support a book charity, such as World Literacy Foundation or Book Aid International, by volunteering or donating. You can give hope to others by giving them a book.