3 Ways How Reading Articles Helps You with Stress

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“Reading is an adventure for your mind”

Stress is part of everyday life. If you live in 2021 stress is almost given.

No matter what you do, no matter how old you are, student or retired, stress is present.

It can be workload, too many things to study at once, the pandemic, fear, negative info that spreads through the TV and your social media, whatever it is, the modern world is almost designed for stress.

But even though you cannot fight stress away, you can learn how to manage it.

And even better, you can use the devices and platforms contributing to you feeling stressed, to get rid of stress.

How to this boss move?

Simple, read the right articles.

How Reading Can Reduce Stress:

When it comes to stress management, there are many relaxation techniques and meditations you can practice.

However, a 2009 study done at the University of Sussex showed that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%.

And works better and faster than other relaxation methods, such as listening to music or drinking a hot cup of tea.

We often find comfort in the wondrous worlds of books.

And when you read, you are fully immersing in that world, riding with your mind on the consciousness of the author, using it as a vehicle of transportation.

Reading is an adventure. And when you open a book you immediately embark on this journey. You forget your problems for a while.

All of this impacts your mind to forget your daily worries and stressors. Your mindset becomes less serious. You enter the realm of play and awe.

There is a whole group of therapy called Bibliotherapy that focuses exactly on the use of reading materials to solve personal problems. You can read about BT in this beautiful article at BetterHelp.

But you don’t have to read just novels and fiction books to get the effects of stress relief.

By reading articles you can get even more benefits. And it’s much quicker.

You can use the short breaks from work or while commuting to manage your stress by reading, but also to learn something new.

Reading articles can be a distraction, but if you filter out the right ones it can be one of the best habits that move you forward.

3 Ways How Reading Articles Helps with Stress:

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1. Articles are short escapes for your mind.

Your mind doesn’t necessarily need giant worlds filled with mythology and complicated narratives to find an escape.

Reading a short article about a historic event that interests you, or a short biography about someone you admire, even reading an article about “the 5 reasons why dogs are better than humans” can give you an escape.

The best thing is that you can do that just. by pushing few buttons on a device you always carry with you anyway, a device responsible for most of your daily stress, your phone.

How to use this in your benefit?

Find 7 websites that give you positive information and are updated daily. Find 7 accounts on Instagram or groups on Facebook and follow them. This is how you customize your feed to consume information that’s not only an escape, but feeds you something that you want to learn about and makes you feel good.

2. Articles can teach you about your interests.

Reading exciting books is fun. But do you know what’s also fun, and faster? Reading articles about topics you are passionate about.

Do you like playing guitar? Exotic places? Are you a tech freak? Maybe new scientific discoveries make you excited? Do you have a favorite period of history? What kind of topics you can’t stop talking about? Celebrity Gossip, Sports, Health, Psychology, Movies, Animals, Self Improvement?

How to use this in your benefit?

Find your passions and bookmark the top websites that share such content. If you are passionate about Health, Psychology and Self Improvement, you can start with bookmarking Life Coach Code, we release a new article every day about those topics, or subscribe to our newsletter and monthly magazine. And if you are our raging fan, we just launched a new podcast that releases a new episode every single day. Feel free to check it out.

3. Articles can teach you about managing stress.

There are countless books about stress. But you don’t have to buy a 200 pages books for managing stress, read it for hours and filter out the action steps you should take.

Just take your phone, search for an article on the internet about managing stress, and you will find out countless pieces that teach you the most important things you should know about the “How to’s” for stress relief. Just like this one.

How to use this in your benefit?

Whenever you feel overwhelmed by stress, search “how to better cope with stress”, or “how to manage stress”, maybe even “best ways to deal with stress” and you will find piles of articles that give you precise steps and various techniques you can try. Just reading these articles, as we said here, will help you. But you can also learn few practices that you can implement.

How to Use This Article?

πŸ‘‰ Step 1. Determine 7 of your biggest passions and interests.

πŸ‘‰ Step 2. Find the top websites, accounts, pages and groups about those subjects.

πŸ‘‰ Step 3. Bookmark the websites or subscribe for the newsletter they offer, follow the pages, groups and accounts on your social media to customize your feed, and read the content whenever you feel stressed.

All the knowledge on the planet will not help you if you do not take action.