How does reading affect us? (Part 2)
In the previous text, we wrote about how widespread reading is in our daily lives and how much of a role it plays in the development of knowledge and communication. However little we think about these benefits of reading, they are pretty obvious. In this text, we would like to mention some other, less obvious and equally important benefits and thus inspire you to enjoy your favourite books more often.
An interesting fact about reading is that, no matter how widespread it is, it is a challenge for the brain. What exactly do we mean? Reading, as a type of intellectual activity, makes the brain more efficient and "agile".
On the other hand, the focus required for this activity contributes greatly to reducing stress – there are even studies that indicate that a few minutes of reading after a stressful situation reduces stress by as much as 67 percent. Plus, if the topic is such that it has a happy ending, it also improves the mood and we become happier.
And we left the most beautiful thing until last – reading has that wonderful power to motivate us, especially when we discover other people's works, their challenges and how they overcame them. In addition, it encourages our creativity, gives us a chance to daydream and imagine new places, new people, new landscapes and to create a whole world that suits us. No other medium provides the opportunity for so much personal involvement, right?