多读书的12个理由
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1. You will optimize1 your brain power
 
This shouldn't come as a shock, but studies suggest reading makes you smart. Unlike watching television, which requires no thought process, reading is an active learning experience that will keep your mind sharp (even in old age).
 
2. You will increase your odds2 of success
 
The more books you read, the more knowledge you will have, the more strategies and resources your brain will store, the more likely you will succeed.
 
3. You will immerse yourself in a new world
 
Sometimes our daily life can start to feel dull, dry or depressing -- I know it, you know it, we all know it. At times like this, I like to dive into a good fiction book for a much-needed escape into another world, where I can forget about whatever problems are stressing me out. Whether you want to travel to the land of the Hobbits, a galaxy3 far away or a tropical destination in a steamy romance novel is up to you. You'll come back refreshed after your mini-vacation to a fresh and exciting place in the world of words.
 
4. You will improve your vocabulary
 
The more words you're capable of using, the better you will become at expressing your thoughts and feelings. I couldn't imagine how I would write articles like this if I didn't actively4 aim to expand my vocabulary, because using the same few words to express myself would get awfully5 boring in a hurry (don't you agree?).
 
5. You will have things to talk about at parties
 
Reading more books will enable you to say the sentence, "Did you know ______?" more often, making it easier to start conversations with strangers (or, as I like to say, "People who aren't my friends yet").
 
6. You will entertain yourself for a low price
 
If you're looking for entertainment on a budget, you can't beat books. Thanks to the popularity of electronic reading devices like the Kindle6 and re-selling websites like eBay, it's never been easier to entertain yourself for hours at a time, for the low cost of a few dollars.
 
7. You will discover surprising new ideas that are interesting and engaging
 
Reading introduced me to concepts like mindful eating, relaxation7 exercises, and the importance of loving yourself. If I didn't read, I wouldn't even be aware of these ideas, which have defined my entire coaching philosophy. If you don't read, you could be missing out on intriguing8 ideas that would likewise re-define your personal purpose or business philosophy.
 
8. You will eliminate boredom9 during down-time
 
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a waiting room, bored out of your mind, with nothing to read but gossip magazines? If so, you should know that it is wise to keep a book in your purse or car at all times, as you never know when you'll find yourself with some time to kill. Even if you just take a few minutes to read a chapter during your commute10 and lunch break every day, those minutes will quickly turn into hours if repeated consistently.
 
9. You will strengthen your patience muscles
 
We live in a society that expects instant gratification, which is anything but a blessing11 for most people's success in life, as there is nothing "quick" or "easy" about losing weight or starting a successful business. While it might be "easier" to watch a two-hour movie, it is far more beneficial to spend forty-eight hours reading a book. Opting12 for the book over the TV will strengthen your patience muscles over time, resulting in more success in business and life.
 
10. You will become an expert in your field
 
Don't you think reading academic journals, articles, and books by experts in your field might make you better at what you do? If you can't be bothered to learn more about your profession, then your lack of passion could be a sign that you're in the wrong field.
 
11. You will reduce stress and unwind into a good night's sleep
 
Exposing yourself to artificial light on your cellphone, TV or tablet reduces your body's production of melatonin, which can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep, if you do so late at night. You would be wise to cut off all electronics at least an hour before bed, and replace that with a good book, which is a much better sleep-friendly alternative.
 
12. You will change your life
 
I firmly believe that if it wasn't for books, I wouldn't have achieved an awful lot in my life; nor would I have the knowledge, imagination or creativity that I depend on as a writer, business owner, and coach. I hope these reasons to read more books encourage you to unlock your potential with the power of reading.


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1 optimize WIoxY     
v.使优化 [=optimise]
参考例句:
  • We should optimize the composition of the Standing Committees.优化人大常委会组成人员的结构。
  • We should optimize our import mix and focus on bringing in advanced technology and key equipment.优化进口结构,着重引进先进技术和关键设备。
2 odds n5czT     
n.让步,机率,可能性,比率;胜败优劣之别
参考例句:
  • The odds are 5 to 1 that she will win.她获胜的机会是五比一。
  • Do you know the odds of winning the lottery once?你知道赢得一次彩票的几率多大吗?
3 galaxy OhoxB     
n.星系;银河系;一群(杰出或著名的人物)
参考例句:
  • The earth is one of the planets in the Galaxy.地球是银河系中的星球之一。
  • The company has a galaxy of talent.该公司拥有一批优秀的人才。
4 actively lzezni     
adv.积极地,勤奋地
参考例句:
  • During this period all the students were actively participating.在这节课中所有的学生都积极参加。
  • We are actively intervening to settle a quarrel.我们正在积极调解争执。
5 awfully MPkym     
adv.可怕地,非常地,极端地
参考例句:
  • Agriculture was awfully neglected in the past.过去农业遭到严重忽视。
  • I've been feeling awfully bad about it.对这我一直感到很难受。
6 kindle n2Gxu     
v.点燃,着火
参考例句:
  • This wood is too wet to kindle.这木柴太湿点不着。
  • A small spark was enough to kindle Lily's imagination.一星光花足以点燃莉丽的全部想象力。
7 relaxation MVmxj     
n.松弛,放松;休息;消遣;娱乐
参考例句:
  • The minister has consistently opposed any relaxation in the law.部长一向反对法律上的任何放宽。
  • She listens to classical music for relaxation.她听古典音乐放松。
8 intriguing vqyzM1     
adj.有趣的;迷人的v.搞阴谋诡计(intrigue的现在分词);激起…的好奇心
参考例句:
  • These discoveries raise intriguing questions. 这些发现带来了非常有趣的问题。
  • It all sounds very intriguing. 这些听起来都很有趣。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 boredom ynByy     
n.厌烦,厌倦,乏味,无聊
参考例句:
  • Unemployment can drive you mad with boredom.失业会让你无聊得发疯。
  • A walkman can relieve the boredom of running.跑步时带着随身听就不那么乏味了。
10 commute BXTyi     
vi.乘车上下班;vt.减(刑);折合;n.上下班交通
参考例句:
  • I spend much less time on my commute to work now.我现在工作的往返时间要节省好多。
  • Most office workers commute from the suburbs.很多公司的职员都是从郊外来上班的。
11 blessing UxDztJ     
n.祈神赐福;祷告;祝福,祝愿
参考例句:
  • The blessing was said in Hebrew.祷告用了希伯来语。
  • A double blessing has descended upon the house.双喜临门。
12 opting e6a09ce5b5c8079c1654586c4e1dc5b3     
v.选择,挑选( opt的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • What courses are most students opting for? 多数学生选什么课程? 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Wells doesn't rule out opting out and then re-signing with Houston. 威尔斯没有排除跳出合同再与火箭重签的可能。 来自互联网
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