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How a book can influence peoples’ lives

We are all very busy these days as life has become quiet fast now but taking some time out to invest in attaining valuable knowledge is not a loss-making idea.

The only way to learn a lot without much effort is reading a book. We can learn about the whole life stories of people without even meeting them just by reading a book about them. Stories about the events that have taken place long ago stay alive because of being preserved in the form of books. There are books that take you out of the darkest phases of your life by motivating you and giving you inspiration about how to live. There is a great impact that a single book can leave on your life and the way you look at it.

Let’s look at a few ways through which book reading can have a positive impact on our life…

1. Books teach you a lesson.

There are a lot of books out there that teach you a lesson about something in the end that can have a positive influence on the decisions that you make in your life afterwards. For instance, some books teach you not to cheat, some teach you to be truthful and some make you understand the aftereffects of doing something wrong. These lessons can change you and your actions a lot for the good.

2. Connection

When you read a book, you make a connection with the author that makes you feel what they would have felt while they were going through what they have written about in their book. This makes you understand them and sometimes their experiences are relatable as well which helps you know that you are not alone and there is someone who has had similar difficulties and experiences in life. This way books become helpful in comforting you.

3. An Escape

Books open a whole new world for you! When you start reading a book, you forget about your own miseries and enter a new world leaving behind all the tensions of life. It is a small escape for you to relax and stop from running in the continuous race of life because as long as you are reading, that books has all your attention hence you stop thinking about your worries.

4. Increases Your Knowledge

A very important advantage of reading books is that they increase the amount of knowledge you have. You learn so much about the things that you previously had no idea about. Be it, historical facts and figures, science, commerce or anything else. Whatever knowledge the book has gets imprinted on your memory forever.

5. Exercises Your Brain

Reading a book provokes the thinking process of your mind. It helps you evaluative as well as analytical skills grow. It makes you think out of the box and gives you a wider look at usual things; especially the fictional books help the most in this context.

6. Boosts Your Imagination

Books don’t provide you with a visual description thus you are free to imagine the things described in the books the way you want. It helps your imagination grow like for instance; if a celebration is being talked about in a book, you can imagine what that scene looks like in many different ways therefore it leaves the door for your own imagination open.

7. Improves Your Concentration and Focus

To understand a book, you read it with your complete concentration and you stay focused on it until you finish it which gradually enhances your overall concentration span which helps you focus on all other things in life as well without any difficulty.7

8. A Therapy

Books can be a source of light during the tough times of your life. They help you come out of major issues like stress, anxiety and depression. They can play a vital role in helping you come out of a trauma in your life. Many books give you an insight on how to be happy and how to cancel bad energies from your life therefore such books can be a real positive influence on your life and help you in many ways.

9. Confidence

Reading books gives you confidence to a great extent as reading more books helps you have more knowledge and when you have more knowledge, you become more confident while engaging in a conversation which in turn makes you a better communicator.

10. Gives You a Different Perspective on Life

When you read an impactful book, it molds the way you look at life a lot. The experiences you read that the authors have shared make you look at your own life experiences differently as you tend to think about them with a different perspective which has been opened up to you by the exposure that you have received by reading books.