Banish Stress With These 5 Self-Care Tips For Book Lovers
Are you looking for a few moments of peace and quiet? Today is National Stress Awareness Day, and we have five tips to help book lovers take a few minutes to unwind while still working some of your favorite reads into your daily schedule.
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Reorganize Your Space
A clean space can put you at ease, even if you didn’t realize how much clutter was weighing on your mind in the first place. Putting things back in their proper place not only helps alleviate stress, it’s also an excellent opportunity to get your books in order. Do you want them arranged alphabetically? By genre? By color? There are so many options that will not only keep your favorite reads organized, but reflect your personality in a unique and fun way.
Call A Friend
Whether it’s over a video call or a good old-fashioned phone call, checking in with those closest to you can release tension you didn’t even realize you were carrying. Friends will be able to put a smile on your face, and even if you have nothing serious to talk about, you can always give each other a recap of what you’re binge watching or the latest book you’ve read. If you’re looking for books specifically about friendship to share with those closest to you, why not try one of these titles?
Schedule Time for Self Care
We know life can get busy, and you can’t always focus on reducing your stress level while you work, take care of kids, or the countless other responsibilities that fill your day. That is why deliberately setting time aside to care for your needs can be so important—even if it is just taking fifteen minutes to make something delicious to eat while listening to one chapter from your favorite audiobook. Me-time can be hard to come by, but a little definitely goes a long way.
Keep A Bedtime Routine
This won’t be the first time we’ve talked about putting the electronics away before bed, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true—the light will only continue to keep you awake. If you can’t sleep, grab a physical book so you can better sit back and relax for the night.
When things are more stressful than usual, collecting your thoughts by writing them down can be a great way relieve tension. Whether you go in-depth about how you are feeling, quickly recap your day, or go into detail about everything you did, watched and read, getting into a regular journaling habit can help put your mind at ease. Plus, journaling regularly can inspire creativity and enhance your writing skills—perfect for an aspiring author!
Do you have any tips to destress? Share them with your fellow readers below!