Book Review

Handling Stress



Hey everyone, how are you all?

If you ever need to comment just to talk, I’m here! Even if it’s about what you had for breakfast or anything at all lol.

Anyway, so, I know everyone has their ways of dealing with stress.

I have always immersed myself in something, reading, playing a game, something to kind of take me away from this world.

It’s been true all my life since probably my late teens and hasn’t changed at all.

Take these times, I’ve been reading a lot, or I did last month anyway, and this month I have been playing Assassin’s Creed Origins like it’s going out of style soon. [I love that game] It also means though that I pull away from real life, so I don’t reach out, I don’t respond, I don’t do things I do normally, it’s my way of just hiding away.

The point of this post is to say, sometimes a sign of someone reading A LOT or NOT is a sign of stress depending on the person and what’s going on around them. And we shouldn’t judge or feel judged for it.

I remember during school years, I was so stressed and busy with schoolwork that I basically didn’t read anything outside required readings the whole time. And that was strange for me, but, it made sense in my situation.

Did you read 31 books last month? Did you read none? It’s okay either way, and it’s okay to deal with things on your own terms and on your own timeline.

Productivity is not necessary when your world is changing and sometimes crashing down around you.

How about you all? What do you do when you stress?

My mom bakes, seriously, we’ll have cakes and cookies for days when she gets to the end of her tether.

My husband broods. He’s very pretty when he broods though, so it’s okay.

I obsess lol, and the spawn has taken after me.

It’s a short post, I have a game to play, and later I have books to read.

By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

9 replies on “Handling Stress”

Hahaha! I can’t believe you made me laugh sweets! Hope you’re being safe! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ you’re lovely and amazing and sweet and kind and I just wanted to say that. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

I hope you and yours are being safe and remain safe until this whole thing blows over.

When I stress, I kinda become quiet and deal, sometimes I’d cry, or call or close friend or sometimes I’d pray/meditate a bit.

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This is super timely, Haley! I’m definitely that type of person who reads a lot when I’m less stressed and tend to enjoy the book more; more stress = more likely to pause the book just to start another one. Then I end up in that hellhole of reading where I have 10 books going on, lol. I think I turn into a salty potato and throw salt on everyone and everything, too. And um… maybe sleeping a lot? I notice I’m sleeping an awful lot in these times…

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Stressed out Clo means I obsess over something, whether it’s writing, reading, diving into my blog, playing harvest moon/animal crossing new leaf or watching a show. Obsessing over something means I forget the source of the stress for a while and usually when I’m stressed I don’t read as much, at least recently but it also depends on my mood ❤

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