Things Everyone Should Know How To Do

Posted by anahyb | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-09-2017

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Being handy at basic things can help your everyday life. It can help improve your survival and social skills. Knowing things like how to swim, how to listen to others, or how to type are all good life skills that can help you in the long run. Knowing how to do simple things and tasks can be very beneficiary to you, too.

One thing that you should know how to do is to speak at least two languages. Knowing at least two languages can help you communicate with more people. There are millions of languages spoken around the world and knowing just two can improve your chances of communication. “Only about 25% of the world’s population speaks English. It would be nice if you could communicate with at least some of the remaining 75%.” It can also provide you with opportunities to meet and get to know new people.

A second thing that you should know how to do is swim. Swimming should be something that you know how to do because,”71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Learning to swim might be a good idea.” For example, if you go to a pool party and a friend pushes you into the pool for fun, it won’t be so fun if it’s the deep end and you can’t swim. That’s a basic skill that everyone should acquire, especially if you like the water.

A third thing that you should know how to do is listen to others. Knowing how to listen carefully to someone is crucial, especially as you get older. Many times your teachers give out important information, but you might miss it because you can’t just stay quiet and listen to others. Having great listening skills can also help you be on top of things. I always like to pay attention to my teachers so that I can know what work I have to get done and by when. 

One last thing that you should know how to do is to know how to manage your time. Time goes by quickly and it is nice when you can use your time wisely. “Time is of the essence” as some people like to say. An example would be when you have a big project, but only have one week to complete it. Knowing how to manage your time would be extremely helpful. When I get a big project that is like 20% of my grade, I use my “time skill” so that I can finish my project on time. Knowing how to manage your time can really help you.

There are many benefits to knowing how to do all these things. I for one know how to speak two languages, swim, listen to others, and manage my time. I can communicate with more people and learn more just by knowing how to do certain things. Knowing how to do these things aren’t so difficult and can make your everyday life easier. By mastering basic skills you can learn new and better things. You can find more at 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do.

 

The 10 Benefits of Reading

Posted by anahyb | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-09-2017

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Many times you might have heard someone say that reading is important, but do you really know why. Do you know what you can earn or accomplish from reading a book?Well hopefully in this post, you can learn the 10 benefits of reading.

The first thing you can learn from reading is mental stimulation. Reading can help your brain keep active so that it doesn’t slow down. If you don’t keep your brain stimulated it can lead to certain diseases that aren’t pleasant. In the article, it said, “Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power.” I was sincerely amazed and delighted to hear that reading can prevent diseases that do not even have a cure yet. It is important to read so that we can keep our brains healthy and working for many years to come.

The second benefit is stress reduction. Almost everyone has stress. If you think that you don’t just think about all the things you are worried about. Worrying contributes to stress. Stress is everywhere from children to teens and to adults. If they only knew that reading could help them relief from some of that everyday stress. When you read a book and you really dive into it, you can become relaxed. It can bring down some of that tension and anxiety you carry around.

The third benefit from reading is knowledge. There are so many things you can learn from a simple chapter in a book. There are always lessons to be learned that become part of your knowledge. Like the article writer, Lana Winter-Herbert, said, “Should you ever find yourself in dire circumstances, remember that although you might lose everything else—your job, your possessions, your money, even your health—knowledge can never be taken from you.”

The fourth benefit is vocabulary expansion. When you read there are new words that you learn and that can naturally become part of your everyday speaking. There are words that you have never heard of and words that are from different languages. Those words can help improve your vocabulary and understanding of other reading material. The limit to your vocabulary words is endless.

The fifth benefit is memory improvement. In a book, there is always a story. A story contains details and information about the characters, the problems, and much more. Our minds can remember all these things without much difficulty. Something interesting Lana Winters said was 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.” We can help ourselves improve our memory by remembering different things we read in stories.

The sixth benefit is stronger thinking skills. When we read, we can unconsciously ask questions and think about many things. If we continue to practice reading, those thinking skills that we already have can develop and become stronger. We will be able to think deeper or “outside the box.”

The seventh benefit from reading is to improve our focus and concentration. If you find a book interesting it is very easy to become focused and concentrated on the story. It isn’t easy to concentrate on one thing when there are many things happening around you all at once. When you read something that has caught your attention, you can be sucked into it for a while without even noticing. Just for a moment you can become focused and concentrated while reading.

The eighth benefit is better writing skills. Every author or writer has their own way of writing. Their style of writing can affect somebody in their own writing. For example, if the author likes to write blunt and straightforward, the reader can be influenced by that. If another author likes to be more creative and descriptive with his or her story, the reader can take that style of writing. “In the same way that musicians influence one another, and painters use techniques established by previous masters, so do writers learn how to craft prose by reading the works of others.”-Lana Winters-Hebert

The second to last benefit is tranquility. Reading an enjoyable book that you can connect to can help you relax. You can become separated from the rest of the human world and become part of your story, especially if you read in a quiet and calm place.

The last benefit is free entertainment. A book always provides a story. A story provides entertainment. There are always problems and different plots in the story that keep you hooked, especially the plot twists. There are differences between the characters, like the good and bad. All these things in a story provide you with free entertainment. You don’t have to pay for it monthly it’s all free.