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by Lisa Dela Rosa |

If you want to escape reality, or better yet understand reality, we suggest that you grab a book that you can sink your teeth into and read it. Find a genre that suits your interest or find something that intrigues your curiosity. Reading may start as something that you do during your leisure time, but it also has its benefits that it could give you.




Sometimes, we find ourselves stuck in a situation that we don’t want to be in, and we find a way to escape it just for a little while. Some may find escape by playing mobile games, doing a passion project, and the like. While, there are some who find escapism by reading books, manga, etc.


The given examples help you get lost inside your own little world, just like reading helps you live in a different setting just for a little while.


In reading, you get to fill the shoes of the characters present in the book or become an overseer of what’s happening, and experience how they interact with others as the story unfolds.


You get to experience their happiness, pain, struggles, etc., which gives you, the reader, a deep connection because at some point, you may find it relatable. These experiences may be different from person to person, but at the same time, it is universal as all of us get to experience them at some point.


With this, you begin to gather different perspectives of the characters and their different outlooks in life, which you can apply in reality. You get to see the vastness of their world and how the characters cope in certain situations.


Although, some books are considered make-believe/fiction, you can still find a sense of reality, as some situations are possible to happen in real life because they are based on the everyday experiences of people.


And, with just the simple act of wanting to escape reality, it creates a ripple effect and helps you obtain perspective, knowledge, wisdom and lessons that you can apply in your daily life.


But that isn’t all there is in reading.




Reading strengthens your brain and keeps your mind engaged to avoid cognitive decline. It is also a good way to build your vocabulary as you get to meet new words when reading. Reading also helps alleviate stress whenever you’re experiencing one.


You may not be an avid fan of reading but allotting at least 30 minutes to one hour of just reading won’t hurt nobody. Just remember that reading is personal so you should find something that picks your interest. The next thing you know, you’re finding another book to immerse yourself in.