Reading habit is only for the book lovers! – is definitely a false notion! People who start out to cultivate the habit of reading fall prey to this hurdle. This hurdle hinders the progress of taking up reading habit among beginners.
Let me remove this mental hurdle by stating that, anyone who wish to start reading can do so, in small baby steps and with achievable goals.
People with different levels of reading ability can still learn the habit of reading. Try with a few pages every day before bedtime. It is an excellent way to relax after a stressful day as explained by Reading Partners.
Reading is slowly built through regular practice of picking a book at a fixed time. Reading skill leads to enriching experiences in life.
Anyone who is familiar with the Three R’s of reading would understand the joy one can derive from it.
And the Three R’s are pretty simple too!
To take in reading as an habit, it is necessary to bring about a change in your habits. You know well that change is ‘hard in the beginning’, ‘messy in the middle’ and ‘gorgeous in the end’.
I am not saying that you would become a prolific reader who finishes a book every day. No, but what I am saying is that you may be able to read at the very least two pages a day of your favourite author’s work.
The idea is to start in small baby steps and progress towards improving your reading skills with assured confidence.
Reading can be enriching to all who practice it!
Reading activity engages the mind at various levels and improves the chances of opening up venues to connect with the current language skills and present-day socio-lingual interpretations.
Language is a dynamic element in a human life. The fact that Human are the only species given the capability to produce meaningful bunch of sounds and effect a communication through it.
But the surprising things about current day methods of communication are that, the return of the hieroglyph styled graphics are replacing the actual words. The speed at which people scroll through information in the form of words, images and sounds in their electronic gadgets can be very interesting study; but then, it could be challenging too.
Though the mind is built to handle large scale of data and process it much more efficiently than a super computer, it is necessary to slow down and actually read a book that has structured syntax.
A book allows you to slow down and read through each and every word, to get the complete picture of what the writer wishes to explore with the readers.
So what are these three R’s?!
Reforming, Recollecting and Rewarding! The benefits of reading make for an experientially richer person and grander personality.
Since with each book read, the reader undergoes pseudo-experience through the fiction or non-fiction presented to them!
Reforming is an outcome of varied reading
The first R or Reforming is the basic benefit of the reading habit cultivation.
When the reader’s perceptions begin to expand through the act of reading, then the outcome will result in better human understanding.
A book is a form of having a personal conversation that is at an intellectual level with another person without the restriction of social interaction.
There are times when the thoughts represented in the book might run parallel or converges with the belief system of the reader.
This experience with the book leads to new understanding of varying perspectives. The varied experience in the world of books actually enables a reader to be better fitted for taking a studied approach to problems.
As a way to problem-solving ability building, the reading habit helps with multiple views, which are given exposure through wide reading or pseudo-experiential knowledge.
Since one may not be able to experience everything in life, the books become a source of gaining experience by reimagining the written words.
Recollecting with impressive remembrance
The second R or Recollecting is the after effect of the reading habit.
For every reader, there is a special bonding with their specific favourite books. While reading it, the reader can discover and later cement the shared concepts in their reflective memory.
The best way to appreciate a thought placed in a book is, when it becomes etched as a memory in the reader’s mind!
There have been innumerable moments when people have been so impressed with the writer’s thought that they would happily reproduce it as their own. Ownership feeling that comes from the experience of reading is truly ecstatic!
The beauty of the words arrangement and the in-built naturalness becomes a new understanding through the act of reading.
It is not rare to see people recite it with equal flair of competent, which the writer aimed to showcase for the world to experience.
Reading is a reward by itself!
The third R or Rewarding is a very subjective matter. It is as diverse as Science and Arts subjects!
In this mechanized life, everybody is seeking to reach the high scales of self and social based expectations. The act of reading is a reward by itself and joy gained from the act is fulfilling by itself.
Sometimes, the current century’s outlook of being successful and a winner who beats all the games to reach the top can be very restrictive. One cannot place the definition of success in life by mere social recognition standards.
Sometimes, the rewards of reading a book are not an immediately recognized change in the socio-economic condition of a person.
Let say, you pick a book about making more money. You will not become rich the very next day! Surprisingly, that is not a factual truth and is an illusion.
The actual rewards of reading are intrinsic and internal growth which may or may not be visible for all to see.
Reading books will allow you to explore various thought systems which are available among our human thinking minds.
Reward of reading is not just the similarity in the readership experiences; but differences too are rewarding! The aim should be to expand one’s knowledge base not just within our comfort zones; but also, based outside of our comfort zones.
So then, pick a book to Reform, Recollect and Reward yourself, even if, you disagree with the writer for the most parts of their book!