The new year has arrived and many of us are thinking about our resolutions and the changes we want to make in our lives. If you’re looking for an easy, fulfilling, and beneficial resolution to adopt, consider making reading a priority for yourself. Here are a few reasons why reading should be at the top of your list for New Year’s resolutions:
- Reading expands your knowledge and understanding of the world: By reading books on a wide range of topics, you can learn about new cultures, historical events, scientific concepts, and more. Reading helps you to broaden your perspective and see the world in a different way.
- Reading improves your vocabulary and communication skills: When you read, you encounter new words and ideas that can help you to expand your vocabulary and improve your ability to express yourself. This can be especially beneficial for your professional life, as strong communication skills are highly valued in the workplace.
- Reading helps to reduce stress and improve mental health: Studies have shown that reading can have a calming effect on the mind and can help to reduce stress and anxiety. As a parent it is particularly important for us to look after ourselves so we can also look after our children. This can be especially beneficial if you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out by work, family, or other responsibilities.
- Reading fosters creativity and imagination: Reading allows you to escape into different worlds and experience new adventures through the stories you read. This can help to stimulate your creativity and imagination, and can be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day.
Make yourself a priority this year
So, if you want to make a positive impact on your own life, make reading a priority in the new year. Set a goal for yourself, such as reading a certain number of books or setting aside a certain amount of time each day for reading. You’ll be surprised by the benefits you’ll see as a result of making this simple, yet powerful, resolution. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new things, improve your communication skills, reduce stress, and stimulate your creativity – all by simply opening a book. So why not make reading your New Year’s resolution and see where it takes you?
Also why not encourage your child to make reading a priority this year and check out “10 positive reasons children should read”.