Right now, all around me, family and friends are in transition. Family dynamics change. Friends are down-sizing, up-sizing, moving back, moving to, pondering moving, or thinking of staying in place. The thought of change is constant.
We wonder what might lie just around the corner. And that in itself is exhausting. We are trying so hard to keep up, that the tendency is to do too much.
Somewhere along the way, we’ve lost the ability to just ‘let it be’. In our constant striving it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves.
Reading can offer answers. Whether we embrace fiction or non-fiction, we can learn from the journeys that others have taken. I don’t have to fly a helicopter or perform brain surgery (thank heavens) but I can read about what it’s like from those who are involved in those careers.
There are countless books that offer tips to leading a calmer lifestyle. I’m discovering that those suggestion are crucial for living the ‘writing life’.
Have you found a particular book that is helping you relax?