Reading is like exercise for your brain. I’ve been told by many people that the more you read the better you’ll do in school and in life. I guess that may be why our textbooks are so expensive they're a workout for your mind, causing us all to gain knowledge and understanding for future applications in our own lives. While I digress, reading is something I feel should be encouraged more in the lives of everyone all around the world, we are all too focused on our weekly television shows, social media and relationship status. When the effort is put into recreational reading the benefits are plentiful. For instance, as life can be stressful with papers to write, classes to attend and tests to cram for reading is a fantastic outlet for stress. It’s like a punching bag for your head, so to say.
This is why my New Year’s Resolution for 2016 is to read for the enjoyment and understanding of various novels, and I think yours should be too. Reading is a way to enlighten one’s insight to real world meanings and is also a form of entertainment that is free of charge. When I was really little reading was always a way that me and my family connected as my parents always read to me and my siblings before we’d go to sleep, and as a grew I started to appreciate more and more of what the world of reading had to offer. I’ve always had the ambition to read classics like Brave New World, East of Eden and The Sun also Rises just to list a few, but could never find the time to sit down and enjoy what these and other books had to offer- like most students I read when I have too. Reading is a great way to learn and relax, not all reading has to be that which is written in a textbook; novels, magazines and comic books are all various forms of literature.
When you’re considering what you would like to resolve in your life this New Year I hope that you all take into consideration how attainable your goal is, if it is worthy of your time and if you feel your strong enough to stick with your goal and see it through. Every goal is attainable if you believe in yourself and hold the ambition and determination to reach the finish line of your journey. This year I hope you gift yourself a gift that keeps on giving. I wish all the readers out there a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!