Reading is one of the essential things needed in communication. Reading benefits to a large extent in the following ways.
Reading makes the mind active. The mind can be likened to a muscle which needs exercise and reading makes the mind exercise and makes it active.
Reading reduces stress, and brings the mind to relaxed state. Reading drags one’s mind to different world which is peaceful and one feels pleasure in reading.
Develops analytical thinking
Reading develops general knowledge and develops thinking in different ways and problem solving skills.
Reading develops and increases vocabulary and improves spelling. If you have to write well, you need to read well.
Reading improves memory because you will be learning different new words and you will be using in your practical life.
Improves writing skills
Reading improves skills to write well because everyone who reads well come across different new words and knows the meaning and will try to use the same word next time and thus helps to write well with large vocabulary.
Reading needs concentration to achieve full level of understanding. Good reading goes on improving concentration and therefore, focus and concentration will improve.
As you acquire more knowledge through reading, your confidence to discuss with others about certain difficult issues will start improving.
When you are reading, your mind will be exposing to new ideas and information which helps you think creatively and thus develops creativity providing invent new ideas.
No entertainment is as cheap as reading. Reading broadens your outlook.