As you may have seen around you that the majority of people don't read books everyday. I know our schedules tend to be busy but I think it's important for you to realize how important it is to create a habit of reading books everyday even if it's only for 15 minutes.
Here are the next five reasons why (in no particular order):
Reading is fun.
Actually this is the best reason ever to read books everyday! This is probably the top reason for those of you that do read, and no doubt it really is a good one.
Why else would we read if it weren't fun? Well, actually there are several reasons in this list. I don't think this one really needs an explanation.
Reading is better than watching movies.Please don't get me wrong about books or movies but I think this goes the same for most of you out there (or maybe not) but anyway, I LOVE MOVIES!
I guess both have their own qualities but the reason why books are better is because you can take time to absorb the material and imagine what it looks like using your own brain when reading.
Depending on how fast you read and how long the book is it might take you 3 days to finish or a whole month. It really doesn't matter though how long it takes as long as you can be immersed in the story with your own imagination creating the images in your head. It's beautiful!
Whereas movies are just shoved in your face and most of the time you don't have time to think about the previous scene before the next one comes and so on. The length and details of books cannot be squeezed into even a 3 hour movie. Therefore movies can't compare to the power a book has.
Reading inspires you to do more with your life.Initially you have to be the one who gets inspired to start reading books in the first place if you aren't already and if you are you have to make sure to be reading the right things to help inspire you to be better.
There are definitely plenty of people reading this now that already have been inspired by books and are taking action to live a better life. Take for example myself:
At first it was my wife that encouraged me to pick up some business books to help create some ideas for building a business. At first I was a bit skeptical. I though, what could a book do to help me succeed in life?
The first non-fiction book that I decided to pick up was 'Second Chance' by Robert Kiyosaki because I heard many great things about Robert Kiyosaki and YES he is great. After reading this book I had a burning desire to look for more books and more knowledge about life and wealth.
Some of you might dread to read business or self help books and some of you might love it. For me, I love business and self help books. I love pretty much any type of book.
I just want to take the time to encourage you to read what makes you happy and don't be too quick to shut a book down as soon as see the genre. Just because you don't normally read that genre doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a go. I'd love to see you learn more.
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Reading creates easily discussable topics.
I am a type of person that likes to talk, but there are times that probably the good of us have when we can't think of something to talk about. If you read books every day then no doubt you'll have more to talk about.
You don't even necessarily need to talk about the book itself (because there are people that really don't like books) but the topic of the book would suffice. So next time you run out of ideas think back to a book that you read or are currently reading and just start talking about that.
Reading can be done anywhere.
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Or how about sitting cross-legged in your own private reading nook with your childhood stuffed animals and fluffy pillows around you cushioning you while you read your favorite book for the 5th time? Very nice indeed!
Reading is the most versatile activity that has existed for hundreds of years. No wonder printed books have lasted this long and will probably last much longer or at least until we all go green.