Like everyone fortunate enough to be able to self-isolate or quarantine until it’s solidly safe to socialize once again, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the best of our present situation, do more with less, and “stay safe and sane,”.
Reading Books could help you live longer: People who read books live for around two years longer than those who don’t, irrespective of gender, wealth, education, or health. While a similar association was found among readers of newspapers, it was weaker.
You may absorb more from a physical book: Some studies suggest students take in more information from paper than from screens, underlining the case for picking up an actual book rather than an e-reader. One study in Norway showed students who read texts in print scored better on reading comprehension tests than students who read digitally.
You develop the skills of the future.
It builds your vocabulary: In addition to improving your emotional and cognitive intelligence, reading can also help broaden your vocabulary, with some research concluding that “above average readers experienced a higher rate of vocabulary growth than did average readers.”
It helps ward off brain deterioration: Exercising your mind is likely to reduce your risk of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. The organization advocates finding something you like doing that challenges your brain and doing it regularly like reading “challenging books”.
Learn a new skill(Like Computer Basics)
Always had doubts about effective ways to conduct a literature review? Want to enhance your skills? Now that you are saving on the commuting time, you can invest it in improving these skills so that you are better equipped to make progress once the world is back to normal. Learn some online computer courses that help you in a better future, and also help you in various fields. Click here to learn basic of computer like(ms word, PowerPoint, etc)
Keep yourself Updated
Remember all those bools you’ve bookmarked but never read? Give yourself a break from reading COVID-19 news and create a window of time to keep yourself updated on literature from your field. Now would also be the best time to keep track of the goings-on in the scholarly world by staying up to date with industry news and trends.
Learn the English language
Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad. It’s also the language of international communication, the media, and the internet, so learning English is important for socializing and entertainment as well as work!
Get Fit and workout
Working out at home can be just as beneficial for both your mind and body.
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