30 Day Life Challenge Day 12

30 DAY LIFE CHALLENGE (2)Read a Good Book

There are many benefits of reading, but did you know many of these include improving health. Including reading into your daily or weekly routine is a good idea for many reasons. Here’s a list of a few reasons you should read.

It stimulates the brain. Reading books has been proven to stimulate the brain. I can even decrease your chances of having Alzheimer and dementia. The brain is like every other muscle in your body. It needs exercise. The more you use it, the better it becomes. Reading is a great way to exercise your brain and keep it healthy.

37-1013-A0039It increases knowledge. Whatever you find interesting, you can learn more about in books. Reading can teach you all kinds of things. President Abe Lincoln only had one year of schooling, but he learned everything he needed to know to become a lawyer, a businessman, and the president of the United States by being an avid reader.

It improves your vocabulary. The more you read, the more you will pick up vocabulary words’ meanings. After a while, you’ll start to use them in every day sentences without even realizing it.

It reduces stress and encourages tranquility. Reading can actually help you relax. It has been scientifically proven that reading religious texts such as the Bible or a Christian book can lower your blood pressure.

It helps you achieve your goals. People who consistently read are more likely to have goals and achieve them throughout their lives.

It enhances the ability to focus. People who read are able to focus easier and are better at making decisions. Readers also, over time, learn easier by hearing information as well as by reading.

Stack of vintage books isolated on whiteFiction Reading: Read fiction is as important as reading non-fiction and also has some benefits.

Reading fiction improve social skills. This sounds like it couldn’t possibly be true. After all, the person with her nose in a book isn’t perceived as very social. But studies have shown that reading fiction influences how well we understand other people.

Reading fiction increases empathy. When we read fiction, we put ourselves into the minds and lives of other people. This exercise helps us empathize with others in real life situations.

1227-1013-A1267Reading fiction expands the imagination and creativity. Scientists have done studies that show fiction readers make the right connections in the brain to foster creativity.

So the conclusion is that reading can make you smarter, and fiction reading can make you kinder and more creative. I can think of no better arguments to encourage you to read this year starting today. The best thing about reading is it is great entertainment and so much better than anything on television or playing social media games.

30 day ministry challenge logo30 Day Ministry Challenge Day 12

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in 30 Day Life Challenge, Life Sharpeners by Tamera Kraft. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

2 thoughts on “30 Day Life Challenge Day 12

  1. Pingback: 30 Day Life Challenge Day 22 | Word Sharpeners

  2. Pingback: 30 Day Life Challenge | Word Sharpeners

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s