We live in complex times. If you turn on CNN or any news channel, you are bound to see a story or two that'll make you take a step back and ask yourself "what kind of world do we live in?" It can be downright depressing to watch the news. So what do you do to escape from it?
I think we all need ways to escape from reality, even if it's only for a little while. I like to follow sports. Ever since I was a kid, sports has been my escape. It's a fantasy world where I can follow college or pro sports, where men and women get PAID for playing games. Can there be more of a fantasy than that? Maybe your escape is books. I also love to escape into the world of literature. You get to go into another world through the writer's perspective. Perhaps you have a hobby...a lot of people escape this way. You focus your attention on your hobby and escape from reality for awhile. Other escapes are things like video gaming, pets, travel (another favorite of mine), meditation, and spending time with friends. Or maybe just a nice daydream to a beautiful place in your mind.
Whatever your favorite way to escape is, enjoy. Sometimes we need to take a break from the problems and sobering reality of everyday life.
[photo courtesy of Laura Tourette's]