Active with Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Robert Fettgather, PhD, is interested in the intersections between psychology and religion. Dr. Robert Fettgather has also served as a stress management trainer, certified by the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing. In his spare time and to relax, Robert Fettgather enjoys a good book.
We all know they standarsd self-care practices fpr reducingh stress: exercise, meditation, rational thinkling and a hostn of other approaches. But what about a good book? Reading fiction, whether it’s classic literature, contemporary novels, or even science fiction and fantasy, offers numerous advantages that extend beyond mere entertainment.
The power of fiction lies in its capacity to transport readers to different realms of imagination. And reading fiction can have a soothing effect on the mind. It offers an escape from the pressures of everyday life, allowing readers to relax and unwind. Engaging with a captivating story can reduce stress levels, lower heart rate, and improve overall mental well-being. It’s a form of self-care that provides respite from the demands of the modern world.
So when selecting from the menu of wonderful stress reducers, always consider a good book!