Escapism – The Break You Need From Reality
When you need a serious break from reality a great way to escape is to focus on things that are entertaining and enjoyable – mesmerizing our minds by taking us to some other place. This website will offers ideas and options to help you choose – or at least think about – the break you deserve.
Escapism is actually a healthy means for many to leave, for a short time, the rigors of daily life. By allowing ourselves to take mental breaks, it helps to reduce stress and may make us better equipped to engage the real world.
How we choose to escape is unique to each individual. For example, it can be something as simple as reading a good book. A well-written novel is like discovering the excitement in an unknown world while for others it may provide similarities between the book’s characters and the reader giving them something to relate to.
While some people are drawn to the literary landscape, others are drawn to movies and film series like movie trilogies. A great movie is a form of art, so engrossing as to make you forget, at least for a little while, life’s stressors.
Some people will watch the same movies over and over again so they can return to that place they enjoy. And like books, there are movie characters where we see similarities to ourselves, those we admire, and those we wish we were.
Many find an escape in hobbies, like video games, woodworking, golf, yoga, home remodeling, or experimenting with new gourmet meals in the kitchen. We will explore these many options by providing interesting stories, facts, some trivia and few surprises.
So forget the fact that your car won’t start or that your roof has a water leak or that your dog ate your paycheck and think instead about your next escape.