Reading improves our vocabulary. That’s a known fact. Our English teachers back in middle school and high school might have even overemphasized that concept, and rightfully so! Reading is a powerful tool. Whether we do it to know more about something or we do it for school or it’s something we do just for fun, reading will give us what we need to know about those things.
When I was little, I cared a lot about spelling. I would read my sentences over and over to make sure I spelled everything correctly. I liked dictionaries and thesauruses (still do) and I would pick a big word and memorize in my head and then try to see if I remember it the next day. Apparently, these habits I carried into my adulthood. Only, now, I have google to make things even easier to look up! And last summer, I read nothing but a grammar book (though it didn’t last too long). And to be completely honest, i’m not naturally inclined to reading. I’m really picky about books and my attention span sometimes isn’t the best. But words and languages have always been something I love learning about so Grammar books are always fun for me!
But lately, I haven’t opened a single book (except school-related/studying, but that’s different) and my main reason besides being busy is I unconsciously immersed myself in social media that my source of knowledge, instead of books, have been reduced to Instagram posts, memes, and YouTube videos. I went into a mini-panic mode when I realized how much I’ve been putting off my vocabulation! So now, I decided to take the right path and continue reading the grammar books that collected dust from years/months of disuse. I figured I feel a little more “accomplished” whenever I do this. I’m a firm believer that using my time wisely means actively engaging in things that benefit me and disengage from things that steal from me.