Books are incredible, but with the advent of Kindle and other e-readers, they are being pushed aside for more technological advancements. However, books have a certain charm and intrinsic value that modern-day tech simply doesn’t have. A book smells a certain way, it is a tactile object and the pages themselves can be works of art. In the twenty-first century, books are more important than ever before, as they can engage people with imaginary worlds without having to get them scrolling through Facebook or wasting their hours looking at Instagram images. Take a look at why you should welcome books back into your life.
Knowledge is power. Many people who struggled at school were turned off of learning. However, as we grow older, we often fall in love with learning for pleasure once again. There is no pressure from authority figures and you can learn at your own pace. The easiest way to do this is to pick up a book. You could choose to read about ancient Egypt, World War II, modern-day politics, baking cakes, art or how to plaster a wall. Alternatively, you could read for pleasure and learn more about your imagination through fiction. This can be more empowering than being fed images through film – your brain has to do more of the work with a book.
Young And Old
Books really come into their own with the youth of today and the older generation. For older people, reading has been proven to prevent or limit the destruction of Altzheimer’s as seen at https://www.verywellhealth.com/reading-through-dementia-progression-98565. Being mentally stimulated and challenged can keep the mind more active and alert. For young people, reading enables them to learn and helps them to become curious and question the status quo. If you have any extra books in your home that you no longer want, you can donate them. Head over to https://www.mybekins.com/locations/scottsdale-az-movers/ and get some help with packing your hardback fiction books and ship them to your local nursing home or school.
Our lives are more stressful than ever. You may have a highly pressurized job with an overbearing boss setting unrealistic targets and you may struggle to switch off taking your work home with you every evening. You may find calmness in picking up the latest bestseller and reading while you enjoy a hot soak in the tub. Reading allows you to escape reality for short while, and you don’t have to worry about your job. This can lower your blood pressure and leave you feeling more tranquil. Rather than venturing onto Facebook and scrolling through meaningless drivel, heightening your stress levels, reading can actually help improve your mental health.
Books are incredible tools to help us learn, help us to use our imaginations, to help us relax, to help us sleep better, and to help us remain entertained. The pastime of reading has been seeing a resurgence as people decide to shun tech and social media. Why don’t you jump on the reading bandwagon?
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