How does reading affect us? (Part 1)

How does reading affect us? (Part 1)

One activity that we never actively think about but do every day is – reading! This somewhat forgotten activity we do not pay much attention to actually makes up a large part of our lives. From the content we consume on the Internet, through news and informative articles, to everything we read at work (whatever work we do), reading really is an important part of everyone's day.

However, we often have the least time for the most beautiful reason for reading – literature. The choice of the literature you read is really the least important for our main topic (awakening the imagination). What we want to convey are the positive effects of reading on your mind.

First of all, reading expands and/or deepens knowledge – depending on whether we read a lot about one topic or a multitude of books on different topics, we absorb information that we would not otherwise learn.

Reading also expands your vocabulary. Children absorb new information the most, but education is a lifelong process and the vocabulary we use in our daily communication is directly related to how many words we actually have in our mind. This means that exposure to a large number of words through reading really improves our ability to express ourselves better.

In this regard, it also indirectly develops communication skills – we convey our thoughts and ideas with more ease, more precisely and more skillfully, which in turn improves the interpersonal relationships we build.