Escapism is when someone runs away or distracts themselves to avoid an unpleasant reality. It might involve something like binge watching series. Or spending a serious amount of time playing computer games. Or scrolling through social media.
Escapism is generally viewed in a negative light. Because it means you’re not dealing with your problems. And you’re not making an active effort to change your situation.
But change takes time. And money. And effort.
Which are not all easily accessible to everyone. Or manageable all at once
So as much as we might feel guilty about a good old Netflix binge, it’s actually quite okay. Escaping reality for a little bit offers some peace and rest from the chaos of every day.
And, slowly, we can begin making changes to our reality so we don’t feel the need to escape it.
Image is from my run yesterday through Greenpoint Park
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Song of the day: The Cranberries - Dreams