Inspired Learning: 4 Reasons Why You Should Read Each Day

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4 Reasons Why You Should Read Each Day

Expand Your Horizons Through Reading

by J.M. Troppello

I’ve always loved to read.

As a child of the 80’s I grew up pre-internet. My siblings and I spent more time playing outside after school and during the summers, than sitting inside watching TV. During the school year, the rule was to finish your homework first, then you could go outside and play.

I played with my brothers and younger sisters. However, my most cherished times were taking a book outside in the backyard and simply getting lost in a great story.

My love for reading inspired my writing career.

I remember thinking that I could do that. I could one day write a book. I’ve written three and I have a bunch of works in progress.

I’ve seen the value in reading, which has helped my writing grow.

Consider the following four reasons why you should read each day.

1. New Perspective

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele

One reason I like reading several articles per day on is so I can learn about varying perspectives on issues. I enjoy reading both fiction and nonfiction self-help books as well. It’s important to read things that are outside your comfort zone. I didn’t always do that. I was afraid to read something that I might not agree with.

2. An Escape

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” – Vera Nazarian

This world gets more surreal each day. Reading—especially works of fiction—can become a means of escape for you. It can help you to decompress from the daily pressures of life.

3. Enhanced Writing

“To write well, there are required three necessaries: to read the best authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of one’s own style.” – Ben Johnson, Discoveries, 1640

Reading a wide variety of content can give you the opportunity to see which types resonate with you more. It can help you identify the differences between good writing and bad writing. This can aid in inspiring you to become a better writer who creates more educational and engaging content that will resonate with your readers.

4. Expanded Knowledge Base

“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” – Tomie dePaola

Stored information on a website is one example of a knowledge base. Users of the website can access this knowledge base to gain information on how to navigate the site better.

Think of your brain as a knowledge base. With focused and intentional reading, you can absorb more information. As you read more, you’ll likely learn more. That will expand your knowledge base. With more knowledge, you can excel in both your personal and professional lives.

Start Reading More Today

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

When you read each day, you can gain new perspectives, find an escape from life’s stresses, enhance your writing skills, and expand your knowledge base. Those all seem like great reasons to me to read each day. I’ve benefited greatly from reading daily. I highly recommend it—especially if you want to cultivate continual personal growth and development.

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About the Author

JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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