When was the last time you read a book, paper copy, Kindle, tablet or PC for example?
If you dont regularly read, you might be missing out.
Here are some of the benefits of reading:
Keeping your brain active and engaged has health benefits, Just like any other muscle in the body, the brain requires exercise to keep it strong and healthy.
If you have stress at work, in your personal relationships or in other issues faced in daily life, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story, allowing you to relax.
Reading fills your head with new information, and you never know when it might come in handy.
Improving your Vocabulary
The more you read, the more words you gain exposure to, and they’ll inevitably make their way into your everyday vocabulary.
Improving your Memory
When you read a good book, you will remember characters, places, backgrounds, the story, their history, scenarios, goals and objectives - outcomes.
Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills
Have you ever read an amazing book, and taken information to use in your life or solve a problem, lifestyles, business, coaching or competing, its all in there and if you analyse what you read and apply it to your life it can really help.
Focus and Concentration Improvement
When you read something more than an social media post, all of your attention is focused on the story or article and as you find yourself reading more your concentration levels will improve.
Improve your Writing Skills
Reading well-written work has an effect on your own writing, learning new words or ways to describe something.
As well as being relaxed while reading you can also pick work that will have a positive effect, you may also feel the emotions of the story or artcile, happiness, contentment, achievement.
Reading educational work can also help you feel better within yourself and have benefits at work or with hobbies.
Using your local library is the cheapest way to find a world of books or magazines, reading does not have to be expensive, book swaps at work or with friends is also a great way to get and share material.
Why not try these great books:
Amazing Tales for making Men out of Boys - Neil Oliver.
The book is based on the story of Captain Scott and his journey in the Antarctic but also includes a number of short stories about heroic journeys, challenges and deeds including Penlee lifeboat, Rorkes drift and Battle of Britain. 10/10.
Clive Woodward, Winning.
The story of Clives appointment and journey to becoming Head coach of the worlds number 1 rugby team and 2003 Rugby world cup winners.
Truly shows how close business and sport can work for and with each other.10/10.
Alex Ferguson, Managing my Life.
A fantastic book moving through the early years and football career to becoming one of the worlds most succesful football managers of all time. 10/10
Lawrence Dallaglio, Its in the Blood.
The story of one of England rugby teams greatest ever players, from childhood to his retirement from rugby, truly inspirational story. 10/10
The Autobiography of Will Greenwood.
Another of England rugby greatest ever players, overcoming tragedy and challenges to become a World cup winner. 10/10
other books to try:
My World - Jonny Wilkinson
The Test - Brian O`Driscoll
Ian McGeechan - Lion Man
Bobby Robson - Farewell but not Goodbye.
Ryan Giggs - Autobiography
The Jersey - The secret behind the worlds most succesful team
Shoeless Joe - Baseball story (The basis behind my idea of life - If you build it, they will come).
Of Mice and Men
Lord of the Flies
All quiet on the western front.
There are literally millions of books available, why not find what you enjoy.
Learn and find inspiration for business and in life.