|Image via Braid Creative|
I’ve been feeling stressed and overwhelmed lately. Strangely enough, listening to Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly on audiobook really helps me to unclench those stress muscles. There is a magical collaboration that takes place between the written content and reader’s vocal delivery that just hits the spot. Also, the book is good.
I don’t think I can add anything that hasn’t been said already and better, such as by Braid Creative where I got that pic. What I will say is this: the audiobook relieves some of the burden of stress by putting emotion in context. Brown talks a lot about vulnerability, and in doing so she gives it a purpose. You are no longer swimming aimlessly in a sea of discomfort and anxiety, but moving towards a goal. That knowledge, and the repetition of that knowledge, sends a series of neural signals to the part of the brain specifically geared to relax.