How Reading Helps Me to Survive

I have been reading some self-help books for a couple of months now while I wasn’t that active here on my blog. I must say that reading helps me to survive and become better than I used to be when it comes to facing hurdles as well as how to stay motivated every day. Some of you may raise your eyebrows and say, “No, they didn’t help me. I read them every single day but nothing has changed one bit! You’re lying!” Well, guess what. Reading them every day isn’t enough unless you apply them to yourself and put them into action.

It’s the same thing when you go to school. You apply what you learn and try to better at it. I love reading stories on Wattpad way back in college because of my friends’ influence. I’m a fan of novels too, mysteries and such. I regret not investing in good books when I got my first job. But it isn’t too late! I finally have a couple of good books that I read all over again when I feel like it.

I’m going to share with you 5 things about how reading helps me to survive in this world full of chaos.

Helps me to escape from reality.

Even just for a moment, reading helps me to get lost in a different world. I know when I enjoy what I’m reading when I unintentionally forget what time is it. I try to manage my time when reading but I always fail! It’s something that I wouldn’t regret spending so much doing though. I can say that I could spend my entire day without eating or sleeping just to read books.

Helps me to understand people, things, and the world better.

Reading is something that people should make a habit of. But of course, let’s choose what we read because it does affect how we see things from different perspectives. In this era where everyone thinks they already know everything, it’s still best to do research on our own and confirm things if they’re true or not.

Helps me to find peace on my own.

Some people are afraid to be alone but for me, alone time is fun time. It shouldn’t be seen in a bad way but as a reward. I’ve learned to enjoy my free time by reading and you should do too. Sometimes, taking a break from the outside world and social media is necessary and gets lost on every page of a book. I used to binge-watch on YouTube and Facebook in my free time and that made me feel tired physically and mentally. Unlike reading, it does the opposite effect on me. It brings me peace and feels relaxed after a long busy day.

Helps me to focus on one thing at a time.

Who can focus on reading while doing something else? If you can, congratulations! That’s a talent because I can’t do that. I get easily distracted because I have a hard time focusing on just one thing at a time. That’s why reading helps me to overcome it and reminds me that I can do it. I admit that is something I need to work on every day and be better at doing it.

Helps me to see myself in different ways.

I can’t be a different person every day. But reading makes me become a different one. Does that make sense? I always put myself in the characters’ situations in every book that I read. Sometimes, in writers’ views and perspectives. It’s a fun thing to do which is why I enjoy reading so much. Having a wide imagination is not just for kids but for adults too! We all have the kids inside us and we shouldn’t let the world take that away from us.

How about you? In what ways does reading help you? Share it in the comments below! I would love to read it.

Thank you so much for reading!


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