Today I am going to use one of the writing prompts given to us by BlogHer. It was intended for Monday, but as you can write whatever you want, I thought I’d mix it up.
So most of the people reading this blog like books. . . and by like I mean LOVE. . . and by LOVE I mean LIVE OFF OF them.
I’m pretty sure that books are the solution to all my problems, especially when I’m having one of those days where your emotions are all over the place, and you’re sad, but then you laugh, and you don’t quite know why you’re laughing, then you just end up crying loads.
Why books are great for bad days:
- They stop you feeling so sad. Books are often filled with funny/sarc-y comments that make you giggle and make you feel a little better, and after a few funny moments you end up laughing and feeling a bit better for a while.
- Distraction/Escaping. When things get all too much, reading can make everything disappear for a moment and gives you some you-time, which you need! Also, it makes you excited, (especially if you’re loving the book), therefore: cheering you up!
- Reading has been shown to put our brains into a pleasurable trance-like state, similar to meditation, and it brings the same health benefits of deep relaxation and inner calm. Regular readers sleep better, have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of depression than non-readers. – Tony Schwartz.
- Reading stops stressing!
- You Love It. Doing something that you love if you’re upset immediately makes you a little bit cheerier, and makes you feel a tad more positive.
- You think about the character, not why you’re sad! The character could be running through a daisy field, or fighting on a space-ship with a form of extraterrestiral lifeform, and it’s going to divert your mind — linked to distraction.
- Stops you from crying. Have you tried, reading while crying? It doesn’t really work does it? I don’t know about you, but I have to stop crying to read, so, YAY!
Can you relate to this? Does reading make you feel better?