Anxiety has played a huge role in my life. I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember. I had a very stressful childhood and the only way I could seem to escape it was by getting lost in a book. When I read, I zone out of the real world and all I think about are the characters in the book and their lives.
Having my nose stuck in a book is a comfort to me. If I’m really anxious, I can read for hours and hours if time allows. Sometimes I have to do adult things and just suck it up, but as soon as I can, I pull out that book.
I don’t just use books to mask my anxiety. I’ve tried counseling, medicine and more. Books seem to help the most at calming me down. Have you experienced anything like this with reading?
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