Parenting is hard work sometimes. As moms, it’s important to keep our stress levels in check and one of the best (and most entertaining) options is by reading a good book. Reading can be an amazing way to reduce your stress level. Reading on a regular basis is a great habit to get into if you deal with high stress levels. We were so excited when Foster Grant Readers offered to sponsor today’s post so we can share some of our favorite ways reading can help to reduce your stress level.
First, you have to make sure you are comfortable while you are reading. Find a comfortable place to sit, preferably away from loud noises if possible (although we totally know that sometimes it isn’t).
I’ve struggled with my vision for years. I’d like to say it’s because I spend so much of my day staring at a computer screen or book (and that certainly hasn’t helped), but the reality is I’m getting older and I’ve noticed that my eyes have to strain a bit more when I read. I started wearing reading glasses a little while ago. I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of them but they made me so much more comfortable while I was reading.
I wanted to make sure that I was wearing reading glasses that fit my own personal style and made me feel good about myself while I was wearing them. I was excited to discover Foster Grant Readers because they are not only stylish but also affordable (always a perk).
They have some great options too, including MultiFocus, Light Specs, Sun Readers, e.Reader, etc. They have an amazing selection so it makes it easy to find the perfect pair for you.
The best part is you can save 20% with the promo code READERS20.
We all know that stress is bad for us in so many ways. Reducing stress is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
How does reading reduce your stress level?
- It forces you to slow down. Sometimes we get so buy we forget to just take a moment to relax. Reading, even if it is only for ten minutes, slows us down and helps us relax. By doing that, we’ll be better equipped to jump back into our day.
- It’s a way to escape. When we are in the middle of a stressful situation, sometimes all we need is a second to step away and escape. A great book does exactly that. Choose a book for its ability to take you away from your current problems. Don’t worry about it being a classic or it teaching you something new. Reading does more for us than helping us learn. By letting us escape we can put down our stress for a moment and recover.
- It can help your problems seem small. I’m a big fan of historical fiction. Many of the books I read are stories over surviving overwhelming odds and facing extreme challenges. I’ve had people wonder why I enjoy them but I love that they help put my own problems into perspective.
- It’s a chance to unplug. In a world where we spend so much time plugged in, reading is a great opportunity to unplug and take a break. I love reading ebooks but a good old paper book is something I’ll never outgrow.
- It lets you use your imagination. As adults, we get very few opportunities to use our imagination. A good book lets you use your imagination to visualize the characters, the setting, and more. It’s good for our souls.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Grant Readers.