Manga has the ability to make me laugh, cry, or feel giddy girly happiness. (Of course, I typically read romance manga, I stay away from scary stuff). And when I say laugh, I really mean laugh out loud. Depending on what I’m reading I will giggle, snort, or scoff at the sheer ridiculousness of the situation. Sometimes I also make comments to myself. I really get into stuff when I’m reading, doesn’t matter if I’m in public.
I really admire manga for its ability to distract and drag my mind out of the depths of Anxiety.
And just so you know, I also enjoying reading normal novels. Manga usually can cheer me up instantaneously though, because of the light subject matter and the funny drawings. I just love the type of humor that is incorporated in its pages.
Since I’ve discovered that manga can often dispel any bad mood, I use it as a tool to keep my Anxiety at bay. Of course, I can’t read manga all day. But usually if I’m having a bad morning, reading a couple chapters or volumes (depending on how much time I have) really helps me feel better and focus on upcoming tasks.
So manga is my guilty pleasure, reader what’s yours?
If you also deal with Anxiety, what are your coping strategies for your bad days?