If someone asked me what one of my favorite activities were I would tell them reading. Reading enabled me to enter a whole new world with the help of my imagination and serves to make me feel happy and stress free. While people may say reading has benefits like improving your vocabulary, making you smarter, and enhancing your eye, it is as helpful as meditation. I spend at least an hour each day laying back and reading a book giving me the relaxation I need each day.
Finding time to step back and read a book takes your mind out of the stressful day and allows your creativity to thrive. It enabled me to think of ideas in school, how to organize my day, and new exercises I think would be incredibly fun (that I take to my physical therapist). It is one of the most impactful things in my life and has been since I was a kid. You can read true stories, fantasy stories, and action packed stories allowing you to escape the world you’re in and dream of things that could not even happen in the world.
The imagination generated from reading books suppressed mental disorders and is said to reduce the risk depression that I have experienced in some points of my life. Sometimes having a muscular disease is hard and why we should look at all the positives in this beautiful world. Books create a separate identity for me that enables me to be happy at any time possible. Once again, taking a step back from reality can have several benefits that you will absolutely recognize after following a consistent reading schedule.
While everyone here probably would not have expected reading to be one sort of way for recovery, the impacts it has on your mind will allow you to become better because of it. Focusing on the task at hand will make you more productive and give time for you to help recover your body. I promise that you will notice the consequences as I have and be better because of it.
My favorite book would have to be 11/22/63 by Stephen King or Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. 11/22/63 speaks about someone who travels back in time in an attempt to stop the assination of Keneddy. He sacrifices his life in search to improve the life of others and is extremely suspenseful as you do not know what is going to happen next. Ready player one is a book in which Virtual Reality strives and makes me wonder if that is what our world will be like in the future. I use my imagination to visualize the landscapes and is one of my most favorite activities.
Even if you guys do not find relaxation in reading, I hope you can find some activities that can help you as reading has been doing for me. But if you want any recommendations, reading is a perfect way to entertain yourself and really take a break from stress/