Then out of curiosity, I borrowed Gary Chapman from the library and quickly realized that I'm NOT in a reading slump, I'm reading the wrong things!
I do have these phases where I enjoy reading non-fiction, usually self-help, especially when I'm in the middle of some life-changing stressful event or if my anxiety attacks are getting exponentially bad. Call it preventative, but I've learned a long time ago that I have to be proactive and aggressive at turning this mood around otherwise I'll be trapped in my own Hell because I'm an overthinker and I'm amazing at worrying!
Thankfully my anxiety is manageable now, but I'm in a funk which probably explains my craving for self-help. Lately, I find myself listening to a lot of Ted Talks and YouTube is an amazing resource for these mini-seminars. Not only have I learned new things, practiced new ways, found motivating anecdotes, but it also led me to new "mentors" and lecturers.
Below is my favorite video of the day: