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6 Ways Reading Books Can Help You Discover Your Purpose in Life by Maggie Bloom

Reading books plays a significant role in modeling you into a better person. Reading expands your niche of knowledge on various life circumstances. As a reader, you learn new ideas and develop a deeper understanding of handling challenges. Books can also offer therapeutic benefits. Continue reading the article to learn about six ways reading books can help you discover your purpose in life.

1.  Reading Books Help you Develop Problem-Solving Skills

Enriching and enhancing your life largely depends on finding your purpose. When you develop a culture of reading books, it refines your intelligence levels. Depending on the types of books you love reading, you gain a proper approach to challenging situations over time. Insightful books will impact problem-solving skills necessary for everyday life. It is easy to learn and depict how a character in a book solves problems. It inspires you to develop a positive approach to any difficult situation.

Ideally, reading books improves your analytical thinking capacity. This means you can identify a problem and figure out a suitable solution within a short time. Regular reading of books boosts your brain’s functionality. It helps children to develop high-level cognitive skills through brain stimulation.

2.  Books Allow You to Learn Practical Life Insights

Reading about a character enriches you with secondary life experiences. You get an excellent opportunity to visualize the situations described by a character, after which you can now relate the situation to real-world happenings. Reading from a vast collection of books gives you real-life insights into understanding others. Extensive reading allows you to develop critical thinking skills necessary for everyday activities. Through fiction, you create a clear understanding of the present life situations.

3.  Improved Vocabulary

You’ll probably encounter new words that build your vocabulary list when you read books. Reading books gives you a contextual understanding of new words, which is the most effective way to develop your capacity for new words. This is different from memorizing new words, which can prove ineffective.

Once you’ve built a strong vocabulary for a given period, your communication skills are also improved. While reading, research the meaning of new words and understand their meaning in the context used.

4.  Books Offer Tips And Tricks More so If They’re Self-Help Books

Self-help books guide you on how to set life goals and how to achieve them. Since most of these books are authored by life coaches or therapists, you get inspired by the recommendations shared by them. These books can guide you on how to correctly interpret your understanding of the questions asked by the author. Through takeaways, self-help books acquaint you with tools to better yourself

Some of the tips you can gain from reading self-help books include:

  • Confidence
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Tidiness

Beware of self-proclaimed authors with fake self-help books, so always take your time and pick the right self-help book that will meet your interests.

5.  Fictions And Biography Help You Develop Empathy

Reading through books builds better emotional intelligence for proper empathy. When you read books on relationships, you can digest how a character reached a decision. Fictions and biographies have the best ways to improve your emotional intelligence.

Generally, having a strong sense of empathy is essential when dealing with real-life relationship issues. You can quickly develop an independent opinion on a given circumstance and help your partner, friend, or family member navigate through such difficult moments.

6.  Books Improve Mental Health

Reading books nourishes your mental health with a sense of calmness which is significant for your mental health. Picking your favorite book to read gives you a therapeutic feeling, lowering your heart rate and thus easing the tension within your muscles. Additionally, reading books provides a healthy escape, taking you into a world of fiction, which relaxes your mind.

Reading books can help maintain your mental health, especially if you are an introvert. Through books, you can quickly delve deeper into your innermost being. You get to meditate and visualize your dreams and how far you should push to realize the goals.

Generally, reading favorite books has a significant impact on your overall well-being. Books provide an opportunity to develop critical life problem-solving skills. Self-help books nourish your mental health with skills to handle sensitive and dynamic situations. Lastly, books are a better and cheaper source of psychologists. They provide therapeutic services.

Author Bio: Maggie graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in communication and writing. In her spare time, she loves to dance, read, and bake. She also enjoys traveling and scouting out new brunch locations.



I'm a retired librarian and the author of the Cobble Cove and Buttercup Bend cozy mystery series and other novels, short stories, poems, articles, and a novella. My books include CLOUDY RAINBOW, REASON TO DIE, SEA SCOPE, MEMORY MAKERS, TIME'S RELATIVE, MEOWS AND PURRS, and MEMORIES AND MEOWS. My Cobble Cove cozy mystery series published by Solstice Publishing consists of 6 books: A STONE'S THROW, BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, WRITTEN IN STONE, LOVE ON THE ROCKS, NO GRAVESTONE UNTURNED, and SNEAKY'S SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY AND OTHER COBBLE COVE STORIES. My new Buttercup Bend series published by Next Chapter Publishing includes THE CASE OF THE CAT CRAZY LADY and THE CASE OF THE PARROT LOVING PROFESSOR. I've also written a romantic comedy novella, WHEN JACK TRUMPS ACE, and short stories of various genres published as eBooks and in anthologies published by the Red Penguin Collection. My poetry appears in the Nassau County Voices in Verse and the Bard's Annual. I'm a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writers' Association. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and 2 cats.

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