Wellness Tools 3

Wellness Tool #3: Reading

One of the many other coping skills that I personally enjoy, reading helps me de-stress after a busy work day. It’s also a great tool to use when I’m dealing with personal matters as there’s literally books on everything. Being a stressful person at baseline, I have found that books are a great way for me to get lost in another world and forget about the things that are the source to my anxiety. Not only that but I have always found reading to be a great tool to use before bedtime. Instead of zoning out on my phone while a movie plays in the background, I can read up on something that can help me improve either in the personal or professional parts of my being. This has various advantages as I can use what I’ve read as a way to solve issues, learn about the world around me, or educate me on matters or topics that I ready enjoy.

Joseph Villarreal

Joseph is the Program Supervisor for the Eastern North Carolina Outpatient Clinics located in Greenville, New Bern, and Wilmington. He is also the Secretary for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Council (DEI) and a member of the Peer Leadership Council (PLC). Joe is also a verified social media marketer and a former award recipient of the National Association of Developmental Disabilities, N.A.D.D.