The benefits of reading stories

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Experts advise that looking at a screen before bedtime may lead to having some trouble sleeping; reading a good book before bedtime may change that. Besides helping you sleep a little better, here are some more great advantages of reading a great bit of storytelling.

Feel motivated

motivated - The benefits of reading stories

Some of the world’s greatest minds have put their words down with ink on paper. We are fortunate to have these pieces of writing in our midst. 

Once people get into the habit of reading, it is easy to find motivation between the chapters of the world’s greatest authors. Successful businessmen like Steve Jobs read incessantly. 

Enhanced empathy

empathy - The benefits of reading stories

Reading allows someone to enter the thoughts and minds of characters in a story. This has been shown to enhance empathy among readers. It forces us to put ourselves in another’s shoes. It also teaches us to have greater insight into the lives of others. Some psychologists argue that reading can even make you a more considerate person.

Learn more

learn - The benefits of reading stories

Reading will naturally improve your general knowledge and could make you more intelligent. There are books that are like ‘’junk food’’, so it is essential to read books that add value to your life. It does not have to be a book on chemistry or biology; there are some classic stories that have been written centuries ago that still have the power to inspire.

Relax

relax - The benefits of reading stories

Lastly, remember that reading can ultimately relax your body and mind. Some psychologists have even recommended it as a form of therapy for patients suffering from anxiety. It may be a good idea to get into the habit of reading after all. Visit your nearest bookstore today and start by only reading a few pages a day. You will reap the benefits in no time.