Benefits of reading

What do some of the most successful people have in common? Well, it is their love for reading. From Oprah Winfrey to Amitabh Bachan, from Bill Gates to Warren Buffet, all of them love to read. Andrew Collins documented what a lot of billionaires think about reading. Oprah and Bill Gates have said that they started reading early and read many books and that gave them the necessary knowledge and skills. Warren Buffet has been quoted saying that he spends 80 percent of his time reading and reflecting. As Dr. Seuss once wrote, The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Why read:

It relaxes us

“It really doesn’t matter what book you read, by losing yourself in a thoroughly engrossing book you can escape from the worries and stresses of the everyday world and spend a while exploring the domain of the author’s imagination,” cognitive neuropsychologist David Lewis told The Telegraph.

Helps gain knowledge 

Reading helps us to gain knowledge and knowledge is the number 1 currency in the world. Reading opens us to new information and that can impact everything we do.

Sleep better

Reading can help you sleep better. According to the Mayo Clinic, creating a bedtime ritual, like reading before bed, signals to your body that it’s time to wind down and go to sleep.

Find the time to read. It will make the biggest difference in your life long term. Reading an hour a day is just 4 percent of your day but this 4 percent can take you forward in unimaginable ways by enhancing your knowledge base and put you on top of your game in ten years.

The author is Dr. Nalini Taneja, Chief Enough Officer at Aham I Am Enough Training Group. You can reach her at [email protected]

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