WHAT IS AN INFO PRODUCT?
WHAT IS AN INFO PRODUCT?
Do you like to read?
What subjects or genre do you like? Fiction, non-fiction?
If fiction, are you into Sci Fi, or romance novels, maybe Harry Potter, maybe adventure? Do you have a favorite author? In an earlier article we introduced some famous authors. If you like non-fiction, do you have a favorite education subject? Or do you like travel books or magazines as you plan your next vacation? Do you like self help or personal development subjects such as we have covered in previous articles as we have encouraged our readers to design and implement a personal development plan? The first of the year is a great time to get started on a plan.
Do you love to read to your children or grandchildren? Do you like to help them strengthen their reading skills with favorite books they have chosen?
Do you like to load your kindle or tablet with bestseller titles and ebooks? As you know these are cheaper and more convenient than a printed book!
Do you like to listen to an audible book as you walk the dog or as you ride the bike or workout at the gym?
I’m sure you realize what I am alluding to ------- these products are information products, and each of these products are available through our links to Amazon and other supplier sources through our website: www.infoproductsunlimited.com.
Think of us as your online bookstore and come back and visit us often. We will be introducing new info products frequently.
WHY SHOULD YOU READ?
We found a great article on LIFEHACK written by wordsmith Catherine Winter.
10 BENEFITS OF READING: WHY YOU SHOULD READ EVERY DAY
1. MENTAL STIMULATION
Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Just like any other muscle in the body, the brain requires exercise to keep it strong and healthy, so the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly apt when it comes to your mind. Doing puzzles and playing games such as chess have also been found to be helpful with cognitive stimulation.
2. STRESS REDUCTION
No matter how much stress you have at work, in your personal relationships, or countless issues faced in daily life, it all slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. A well-written novel can transport you to other realms, while an engaging article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting tensions drain away and allowing you to relax.
A bit of food for thought: should you ever find yourself in dire circumstances, remember that you might lose everything else ---- your job, your possessions, your money, even your health ----knowledge can never be taken from you.
4. VOCABULARY EXPANSION
The more you read, the more words you will gain exposure to and they’ll inevitably make it into your everyday vocabulary.
Being articulate and well spoken is of great help in any profession, and knowing that you can speak to higher ups with self confidence can be a boost to your self esteem.
Reading books is also vital for learning for new languages, as non native speakers gain exposure to words used in context, which will ameliorate their own speaking and writing fluency.
5. MEMORY IMPROVEMENT
When you read a book, you have to remember an assortment of characters, their backgrounds, ambitions, history and nuances, as well as the various arcs and subplots that weave their way through every story.
Amazingly enough, every new memory you create forges new synapses (brain pathways) and strengthens existing ones, which assists in short term memory recall as well as stabilizing moods. How cool is that?
6. STRONGER ANALYTICAL THINKING SKILLS
Have you ever read an amazing mystery novel, and solved the mystery yourself before finishing the book? If so, you were able to put critical and analytical thinking to work by taking note of all the details provided and sorting them out to determine “whodunnit”.
That same ability to analyze details comes in handy when it comes to critiquing the plot; determining whether it was a well written piece, if the characters were properly developed, if the storyline ran smoothly, etc.
7. IMPROVED FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
In our internet crazed world, attention is drawn in a million different directions at once as we multi task through every day.
In a single 5 minute span, the average person will divide their time between working on a task, checking email, chatting with a couple of people, and numerous other interactions with people. This type of ADD like behavior causes stress levels to rise, and lowers our productivity.
When you read a book, all of your attention is focused on the story – the rest of the world just falls away, and you can immerse yourself in every fine detail you’re absorbing.
Try reading for 15 minutes before work, especially if you commute, and you’ll be surprised at how much more focused you are once you get to the office.
8. BETTER WRITING SKILLS
This goes hand in hand with the expansion with the expansion of your vocabulary:
Exposure to published, well-written work has a noted effect on one’s own writing as we observe the styles of other authors will invariably your own work.
In addition to the relaxation that accompanies reading a good book, it’s possible that the subject you read about can bring about immense inner peace and tranquility.
Reading spiritual texts can lower your blood pressure and bring about an immense sense of calm, while reading self-help books has been shown to help people suffering from certain mood disorders and mild mental illnesses.
AND FINALLY: ENTERTAINMENT!
There’s a reading genre for every literate person on the planet! Whether you like to read magazines, books, listen to audibles or read e-books there is something to capture your curiosity and imagination!
Step away from your computer, immerse yourself in a good book and replenish your soul!
(Written by Catherine Winter, published by Lifehack, last updated on June 4, 2019)
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We hope you have enjoyed this article!
As always we are encouraging literacy learning and personal development!
Thank you for reading!