Benefits of Reading
My Recent Favorite Books:
Memory & Focus:
Every time I read a book, I end up remembering a series of situations: place described, characters and episodes. Focusing on a single subject is vital for our brains to face modern days communication. Day by day, our mind is split into several tasks, work, and assignments. Think of yourself now, while you are reading this on your computer or smartphone. How many more tabs do you have open? Any apps? There is so much to unlearn. Communication today is an avalanche of information from all directions and sometimes taking us nowhere. It’s an illusion that makes you believe that by being super active at the same time then the mind must also be learning and processing information at the same speed. Have you heard the term: “Concentrate on one single task for better results”? It applies to your habits as well. However, when you read a book what happens? You are engaged in a single task. Just a unique story at that precise moment. Such solitude of attention is excellent and healthy to improve your memory and gain focus.
Blindness by Jose Saramago
If you close your eyes, would you still identify the sound of the rain? How about the intensity of the thunder and lightning? Or the smell of the earth getting wet from the rain? And the sensation of walking in mud? Would you recognize the particular sound of the steps of that person you love approaching? – Wen