Escapism

How to Cope

When dealing with something overwhelming, or perhaps even just the daily facets of life, it is important to have a way to unwind and remove yourself from the stressors. It’s nice sometimes to take a much needed step back from reality and unwind in our own way, through travel, reading, getting out into nature etc. It allows us to recharge our internal battery so to speak from outside influences. Escapism is a form of doing this, and it can range from taking up a healthy hobby to more drastic anti-social behavior. With anything in life, balance is always key.

It’s nice sometimes to take a much needed step back from reality and unwind in our own way, through travel, reading, getting out into nature etc.

Best Forms of Escapism

The healthiest way to escape is to immerse yourself temporarily into something that you enjoy doing. As mentioned earlier, such things as getting away for a long weekend, reading a good book, are good distractions as well as painting or taking a dance class. Ideally, the aim is to indulge in something that is beneficial to your mental health, something that you enjoy doing. For example, going out to bars all night long drinking is unhealthy for obvious reasons because this will begin to hinder you as time progresses.

Why is There a Need to Escape?

You may be thinking that your life is going well, so why is there still a need to escape from it? This is completely normal, and actually, healthy. Changing the routine is a way to help yourself succeed at the tasks that come your way. Providing that your escapism brings you mental clarity, you will feel ready come Monday morning to take on the week that lies ahead.