When was the last time you sat down to read a book, or a considerable magazine article? Do your daily reading habits revolve around tweets, Facebook updates, or the directions on your instant oatmeal packet? If you’re one of many people who doesn’t make a habit of reading a routine, you might be missing out.
Reading has several benefits, and here are some of them:
- Mental Stimulation
Many studies have proved that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power. Just the same any other muscle in the body, the brain needs exercise to keep it robust and healthy, so the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly appropriate when it comes to your mind. Completing puzzles and playing games such as sudoku have also been found to be helpful with cognitive stimulation.
- Stress Reduction
Regardless of the stress, you have at work, in your personal relationships, or countless other issues faced daily, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. A well-written novel can take you to other realms, while an engaging article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting tensions slip away and allowing you to relax.
- Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills
Think back to when you have read an amazing mystery novel, and solved the mystery yourself before finishing the book. Whilst doing this, you were able to put critical and analytical thinking to work by taking note of all the little details provided and sorting them out to determine “whodunnit”. That same skill to analyze details also comes conveniently when it comes to critiquing the plot; deciding whether it was a well-written piece if the characters were properly developed, if the storyline ran smoothly, etc. You may have an opportunity to discuss the book with others, you’ll be able to state your opinions clearly, as you’ve taken the time to take note of all the aspects involved.
Everything you take in from the page fills your mind with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The richer knowledge you have, the better equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face. From his early days, brought up in poverty to his businesses in high-powered circles of the elite, the book Unstoppable: Challenge Accepted tells us Bogale’s story of success, fight, and willpower. Seasoned with a pinch of international intrigue and high-stakes risk, Unstoppable: Challenge Accepted specifies Bogale’s journey through South Africa to Switzerland, New York, Hollywood, and further.
Motivated by the search for advanced and fresh ideas, and unceasing in his drive to achieve the impossible, Bogale experiences the worlds of politics, prison, business, real estate, entrepreneurship, and more. Unstoppable: Challenge Accepted is only just the first part of Tariku Bogale’s amazing and fascinating story.
Additionally, here’s something you can think about: should you ever find yourself in calamitous circumstances, remember that although you might lose everything else—your money, your possessions, your job, even your health—knowledge can never be stolen from you.