Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!
Here’s my musing for this week–
I had a rough week at work last week. Lots of reorganization going on, lots of jockeying for position, and lots of rumors. I love my job and I’d like to spend my energy doing it—instead, last week I found myself having to deal with a lot of nonsense.
All this is to say that when Friday finally came around, I was spent. I wanted nothing more than to spend the weekend relaxing and thinking about anything but my job. That’s exactly what I did—and that involved A LOT of reading.
This weekend really reminded me that reading is indeed an escape-hatch when I need it. I was able to completely immerse myself in worlds—and problems—other than my own. I was able to clear my head and get ready to handle whatever this new week will bring. I was able to focus on something other than myself.
Everyone has their own way to relax and decompress during stressful events or hard times. I’m so glad that reading is one of my go-to methods! (Cooking is another, but that’s a topic for a different post!) I’m not sure what this week is going to bring, but I feel a lot more ready to face it after spending a weekend lost in my books.
How about you? Does reading help you to de-stress, or do you have other tried and true methods? Are there any types of books you tend to read when you need an escape? Please share!