5 Things We Get From Reading Books?
What books give us?
We keep on hearing time and time again that we should read at least 10 minutes a day. But nobody tells us what do we exactly get from reading books.
That’s why most people never read in their life because they don’t have any specific reason to do so.
Students are brought up with a mental model to read to get marks. With this intention, how could a person learn?
I was also brought up with the same mental model. I hated books like anything.
I used to pick them up just a few days before the exams.
And this kept happening until I came across this beautiful book that changed my life forever.
It was The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari written by Robin Sharma.
I got it in the form of Pdf from some online source.
It was my winter holidays, and I had plenty of free time, so one day decided to wake up in the morning to read this book.
When I started reading, it was for the first time. I read a book for 1 hour straight without getting bored or without getting up from my place.
It was a wonderful experience, and after I finished reading the book, I was so inspired and driven that I decided from that day to read for at least 20 minutes every day.
Here are five things that you get from reading books:
After days of reading daily, there were some drastic changes that I started noticing in my being.
1. Higher levels of happiness and Motivation:
I started feeling happier in small things. I did not have to do anything, just merely delighted sitting in the corner of my room.
I started noticing things more, got more sensitive towards life.
I also realized that happiness and motivation is an inside out game. You can’t find true happiness outside of you. It’s inside the treasure of your body, mind, and soul.
2. Better Concentration:
My attention span started increasing. Now I can focus for an extended period, even in the most tedious tasks I hated doing.
I started being more mindful of things.
I was getting more out of everything than I usually was.
Tasks that usually took 1 hour were getting completed in 10-20 minutes. WOW!
3. Learn from the experiences of Leaders:
I don’t know how somebody could be not excited about it. When an author writes a book, he writes his experiences about how he had handled adversities, the mistakes he had made, or how he succeeded in life.
It’s more like looking inside someone’s mind and picking out all the beautiful things from it.
In addition to the relaxation that accompanies reading a good book, it is possible that the subject you read can bring about immense inner peace and tranquility.
Reading spiritual texts can lower blood pressure and bring about an immense sense of calm while reading Self-help books has been shown to help people suffering from certain mood disorders and mild mental illness.
5. Knowledge is power:
I would like to say that knowledge is only Potential Power but applied knowledge is real power.
That’s why when I read a book. I take notes side by side. These notes are all the beautiful insights I get while reading.
The more you learn, the more you earn. Reading can make you rich, and I don’t need to give you examples. History is full of evidence that all great leaders were great readers.
Those were the five things I got out of reading a book daily, and I highly recommend everybody to read for at least 10 minutes before going to bed.