Books. Novels. Stories. They all come to us in different ways but they impact our lives all the same. It’s researched that only half of the population in the entire world reads books and knows it’s important, which let’s face it is one of the most shocking yet saddest of things.
The ones who are reading constantly or the ones who are the readers know how reading can change your life and how impactful it is. They know the worth of the thing that they hold in their hands while reading.
Books prove to affect every individual’s life differently. A true lover of reading would have pages upon pages to tell about the feeling they get when they start reading a book or when they finish one for that matter. Whenever an individual or a reader completes a book, they feel a sense of completion and a sense of some sort of achievement.
However, let’s read further and know what are the ways in which a book can change your life. Let’s read why for some people reading books are their salvation and what the non-readers are missing out on by not reading.
Ways In Which Books Can Change Your Life:
Books Motivate You To Dream
It’s not for nothing that people call books our best friends. It’s become they are our best friends. Whenever you hold a book in your hand and start reading, it’s like the content of the book calls to you. It motivated you to keep on reading further and the story that it weaves, that story allows you to dream.
The book motivates you to dream and give you the inspiration you need to make those dream come true. They allow you to explore your potential and be the best in them.
Books Can Be A Really Good Escape
No matter where we are, what we do, or with whom we live or pass our day, we all have felt the overwhelming feelings and emotions that are depressive and anxious and we falter a bit. And sometimes we look for an escape from reality.
Sometimes we need a safe space, a place where we can just be ourselves and experience a world where things are different and better. Books help us do that. We get so lost in reading a book that unknowingly we escape reality for a while and dive into a world of our own imagination.
Books Increase Our Creativity And Imaginative Skills
Research has been done and the results clearly show that the person who reads books and novels and has a connection to stories has a better chance at gaining imaginative and creative skills.
When we read the words in front of us, we automatically start imagining a world and their aesthetics and by repeating this process and continuing to imagine, we build up our own strengths of creativity and imagination that helps us in various fields of our daily life.
Books Gives You A Sense Of Belonging
We are all humans, and as humans, there’s one thing we all crave the most. It’s to get a feeling and sense of belonging somewhere. To a place. With a person. And books are that medium that provides the individuals with exactly that. When we read about others’ stories and try to understand what they are going through, we start to relate to their situations and find comfort in their happiness.
We even related the problems that they are going through and that’s exactly how we feel that we are not together, that just like us there’s someone there who does feel just like we do.
Books Flexes and Boosts Your Empathetic Side
The writer when writing a dialogue or a scene, expects the readers to grasp and understand their point of view and where they are coming from. And this is a very natural thing that when we read about someone’s misery or we read about someone getting a loved one back we will feel accordingly. And hence, books give the reader’s empathetic side a boost and make us more humane.
There are books that shape our personality and change our lives and these books allow us to be kind to the pain of other humans.
Books Provide You With Self Knowledge
Since reading about others enhances our empathy and humility it also provides an individual with self-knowledge. When we read about someone else’s story, we try to relate to them. We try to understand what are our own thoughts about a certain dialogue or a certain scene.
And that’s exactly how we continue to know more about our choices, our preferences, our mental stability. Hence, reading a book, especially some really good ones can never ever go wrong. Ask the readers yourself!
Books Let Us Know About The World
Just think, we are sitting in the comfort of our own home, with a cup of coffee in our hands, and it’s raining outside. And then we start reading a book. A book allows you to travel to do many places, so many beautiful imaginary places that when you return from there, it’s like your own real world is so boring.
You can visit so many places just by reading some pages and know more about the cultures and traditions and lifestyle of people living in that place. What they eat, how they live, what are there thoughts and so much more just with the help of a book.
Books Can Pull You Out From Dark Times
You do escape reality, as we mentioned above, but one of the greatest things is that a book can pull you out from the darkest of your days. A humorous book with some light story and cute banter with not much of a plot twist can slowly but surely pull you back from the dark place Sometimes our minds take us to.
Reading books and reading, in general, is a therapy that has given people hope, made them know that things can better, and has given them the will to live. Reading books is simply one of those things, one of those hobbies, that just might be what you need in life.