Reading Can Help Reduce Stress (From Dr. Seuss to Dr. Shefali)! by Kaila Weingarten

7 years ago

Reading Can Help Reduce Stress (From Dr. Seuss to Dr. Shefali)!

University of Sussex study found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68 percent. It works better and faster than other relaxation methods, like listening to music or drinking tea, because your mind is invited into a literary world that is free of everyday stress (oh, the places you’ll go!). 

  • Find a book or magazine that piques your interest. Reading only helps reduce your stress if you pick something that won't upset you, like the news. 
  • Set aside 30 minutes a day for reading a magazine or book – whatever it may be!
  • Find a special place free of distractions for reading. 

Hopefully, your love of reading will spread to your entire family! Happy reading!

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Donna John
Yes! I LOVE to read and it does calm you and make you forget about things weighing on you for a while. Or with self-help books like Dr. Shefali Tsabary's, helps you solve whatever issue is causing your stress! :-)
Meredith Schneider
I love to read when not being interrupted by 4 kids LOL! Gonna hide and try to read more this summer.
Elisa Schmitz
Reading is my all-time favorite stress reducer, Nicole DeAvilla, Donna John and Meredith Schneider! One of these days, I will be able to read as much as I want to, right?! (Please say yes, LOL!)
Kaila Weingarten
I am way too guilty of making time to read...and letting the dishes and laundry wait. And my children are starting to "read" their books too.

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