Escapism is very important to me.
Throughout my life, I have resorted to things like daydreaming, reading, writing, and, later on, video games to escape the various realities I’ve endured. We all have our methods. Although it’s no longer necessary to escape from things happening in my life, we should all get away from the daily chaos happening in our world. The amount of information we must process is overwhelming, to say the least, and I believe it’s why we’re all so emotionally exhausted and sleep-deprived.
There’s so much beauty in the world and it’s often overlooked because we’re “too busy” to notice. Or our eyes are glued to our phones, so we don’t truly see what’s going on around us. What an awesome way to pass the time ~ sitting somewhere quiet, surrounded by the beauty of nature and absorb the smallest details of our world. Being still allows us to remove ourselves from the daily stresses and engage the physiological benefits associated with doing so; the happier we are, the better our bodies function.
How long has it been since you’ve had a bit of escapism?
Why not now?
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~ Rachel Carson