I used to read a lot, I read with Mum and Dad from an early age and loved getting lost in fictional worlds and falling in love with the characters within the pages. As my mental health worsened, I lost my concentration and reading just didn’t have any space in my daily routine. Until I began my recovery journey, I’d barely managed to start a book for far to long.
Getting back into reading has been wonderful, I’ve found my literary focus again and for #SelfCareSeptember, I want you to get stuck into a good book to. I’m currently reading one of the best books I’ve ever written. If this is a man/The Truce by Primo Levi is an account from a survivor of Aushwitz. It’s written in a beautifully frank way, there’s no sensationalism and it’s just very from the heart. At times it has been a difficult read but I feel I’ve learnt so much I didn’t know before and gained a much greater understanding of some of the horrors of the Second World War.
Open a book and lose yourself in another world or someone else’s life; it may help you look at your own in a different way and expanding your mind is definitely going to help you to improve your wellbeing.