Benefits of Reading

Need a reason to open a book? Here’s why books are important for life

While some see reading books as an antiquated hobby, books are important for enriching our minds and improving our lives. Despite the ever-increasing speed of daily life, being able to slow down and read a book still has so much to offer us. While video games, movies, tv, and smartphones are flashier, books have many benefits and valuable lessons to offer. The value of books is immense for young and old alike!

Books allow readers to travel without using their feet

If you’ve always been a traveler at heart, reading is an opportunity to expand your horizons without even needing to leave home. Through both fiction set in fantastical places or nonfiction that teaches you about the broader world, the experience of reading allows you to travel through your mind without needing to worry about airplanes or passports.

Books are full of knowledge, joy, happiness, wisdom

Everyone who has fallen head over heels into a book can tell you about the enrichment and contentment that it brings. Whether you’re learning something new, empathizing with a character, or learning something from the experience of another, books offer an endless font of wisdom and learning.

Books have the capability to transform your life

Whether through learning a new skill or gaining wisdom, reading has the power to truly transform your life. Maybe it will help you make friends, change your career, become wiser or more intelligent, or just give you a new outlook on life. You never know when the next book you pick up at the bookstore is going to put you on a path that will alter the course of your life.

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Book gives solutions and shows new perspective of any situations

Reading has been shown to improve one’s flexibility in thinking and their ability to solve complex problems quickly. That’s because by reading about new people, places, and events, the mind becomes more and more adept at thinking creatively. Just by reading, you get a new perspective on life and an answer to many of life’s problems!

Books help with depression

Books can offer respite from the “real” world and provide wisdom and peace, so it’s no surprise that reading has been shown to reduce rates of depression. People who read regularly are more likely to be happy and content, sleep better, have less work stress, and exhibit fewer depressive symptoms. So if you’re in need of a boost to your mood, pick up a good book and get reading!

Books help you broaden your mind

If you haven’t learned any new subjects since college, you might find yourself craving some new knowledge! One of the amazing advantages of picking up a book or two is that they can give us the chance to continue learning throughout our life. Whether you want to learn a new language, familiarize yourself with a foreign culture, or pick up a new skill, books help you broaden your mind and expand your potential.

Whether you’re young or old, educated or not, or even whether or not you’re a regular reader, books offer us so many benefits and delights. They can offer you dramatic changes to your life, your health, your career, and even your mind. It’s incredible that so much of your life can change just from a visit to the library or bookshop!

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About Géraldine Grandidier

Géraldine is Tidy Books’ founder, designer and CEO, as well as mum to Adele and Emile. She started Tidy Books in her violin workshop because she couldn’t find a good bookcase for her kids. Now her Tidy Books bookcases and storage designs are encouraging independence and a love of reading in kids all over the world.

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