23 April is World Book Day initiated by the UNESCO with the goal “to engage people in reading, and to have fun doing so”.
“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Reading is a pleasure, reading is inspiring, and reading enriches our lives through our imagination. Reading allows our mind to go on adventures and explore new places, meet new people and understand different perspectives and opinions all in the words on a page.
In today’s digital age with social media and multiple entertainment sources, there are numerous options that make it hard to motivate ourselves to read. However, if your daily reading consists of social media and WhatsApp messages, you are missing out. If you need motivation to convince you that reading every day is an essential habit for success, this article is for you. There is a perfect genre of books for everyone from novels and classical literature, science fiction, romance to biographies, self-help guides and business books — there’s something for everyone.
Reading has many benefits, and one of the most obvious ones is learning new things. You can learn practically anything from reading a book — from how to be more productive, start your own business, to cooking to managing your time effectively, everything can be found in the pages of a book.
Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.