Escaping reality sometimes is a necessity.
Sometimes I feel stocked and I become incapable of having any constructive thought.
In fact, in moments like this, the actions I usually take are later regretted.
So when I get this feeling of anger or frustration, I try not to act or make any decisions.
I know its time for me to escape my present reality.
Sometimes when I get this way I indulge in some acts which help me not think and I later on regret. This is usually because I didn’t program anything to do at such moments or lack of will power.
So today I will be offering you a list of things you can do when you feel angry, frustrated or depressed.
This things listed below are very beneficial.
How Will These Tips Help
Today my goal is to provide you with ways to escape your reality which will encourage and reenergize you to revisit reality as soon as possible.
- You will not feel any regret doing them
- They might motivate you to take positive steps.
- They will clarify your perspective in life.
- It leads to a better you.
- You will feel better about yourself and present situation
Escape Reality Quotes
Before we dive into some healthy ways to escape reality, let’s first look at some quotes that tell us of the importance of escaping reality.
While also reminding us of the importance of returning to face your reality.
1. “Don’t judge me for escaping the stresses and cruelty of the world differently than you do.”
― Dan Pearce
2. Reading was my only escape from reality. Through books I could be whoever I wanted. I could fall in love with the handsome prince , travel to exotic places, and take the leap that almost always had a happy ending.
– Teresa Mummert
3. Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality, it’s a way of understanding it.
– Lloyd Alexander
4. We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay
– Lynda Barry
5. Everyone should read at least 10 books in their lifetime. It helps your mind , develop your imagination and can help you escape reality.
– Megan Wilson
6. People have learned to escape reality very well but too often lose their way back.
7. Art is an escape from reality.
– Henri Matisse
7 Healthy Ways To Escape Your Reality
The tips I will be giving today are the methods I use to escape reality.
Methods which don’t leave me like my time was wasted afterward.
Things which get me in the right state of mind to take up the right actions towards achieving my goals.
Exercising is really fun for me.
It not only gets my mind off things but also takes me steps closer to my dream physique.
I love fast pace workout when I have lots of things I am trying to avoid thinking about
Combining this workout either with music or a podcast is the way to go.
2. Watching documentary
When you feel like your life sucks, try watching a documentary about children from extremely poor country.
These documentaries always increase my gratitude and motivate my zeal to create an impact.
Sometimes also watching educative or historical documentaries can also do lots of good for your present state of mind and simultaneously providing you with an escape route from your reality.
3. Listening to music
This for me is the best way to either escape my reality or dive into my emotions.
So when what I need is escape, my music choice mostly depends on the beat or lyrics which gives me some hype.
Like what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller…
You might fight but I fight harder, you on top but I am fire might not be on top of the world but hey, I’m on my way…
Music has also been proven as highly beneficial by science.
- Music increases happiness
- It improves performance in running.
- Music has been proven to decrease stress while increasing overall health.
- Music improves sleep.
- It also reduces depression.
You can read more about the scientifically proven benefits of music from this awesome article.
In the book the power of the subconscious mind and the secret, we are encouraged to use our imagination to manifest what you want.
So what I do during hard times is traveling to my dream world and having a blast in my mind and literally having a conversation with my imaginary friends.
It mostly seems real and gets me out of the sad mode.
This not only helps you escape out of your reality but it also helps you manifest that dream world.
5. Reading a book
Yes travel out of your reality and live the life of the novel characters while simultaneously improving your vocabulary and imagination.
Some of the best books I will recommend for downtimes is either fiction or if you will like to go in the self-help direction, a biography.
6. Watching Videos or reading blogs that prove your dream life possible
So I was feeling some lack of motivation this evening because a lot of things going on in my mind which didn’t really help me maintain a healthy positive mindset ( and you all know how that is really important to build your dream life ).
So I decided to watch some vlogs from one of favorite youtube channel, called Primrose Planglea.
This is a family with two young children who travel araound the world and have awesome adventures.
The parents run an online business and so they have the freedom to travel with no job restrictions.
This is the dream and watching their vlogs remind me of what is possible with some hardwork and persistence .
And as an added bonus I get to escape my present reality.
Literally getting away.
Visiting new places.
Matteting new peoples.
And having an improved outlook on life.
My favorite trips are trips in which , I can turn off my phone and just get to enjoy the present.
This is a really sweet way to escape from the day to day hustle and embrace a more relax reality which will really help reduce any stress.
Some Unhealthy Ways To Escape reality
These unhealthy ways of escaping reality and the reason why can be summarised in this quote by Kilroy J. Oldster, author of Dead Toad Scroll ( a book containing a series of meditative essays written by a trial attorney going through a midlife crisis).
“Every unpleasant worldly experience in life exposes our sensitive nervous systems to painful phenomena. Despite all the beer commercial advertisement slogans urging us to live with gusto, life is unavoidably painful. Life is a battering ram that inflicts trauma upon human beings. People blunt the traumatic force of enduring a lifetime of pain, fearfulness, and unremitted anguish and boredom with religion, sex, booze, drugs, fantasy, and other indulgent acts and forms acts of escapism.”
“I went to the club to escape my life and pretend I’m somebody else. Now I don’t know who I am anymore.”
― E. Leo Foster
Remember to have fun on your journey
So let’s end this pot on a postive note.
True in order to achive our goals, we need, hard work, persistent, consistency.
But let’s remember to take care of our mental health on the road.
And taking a break from our day to day to refresh and recharge is a very important step to take.
Remember to do whats right for you.
I will like to hear from you, what do you do to escape from reality.
As usual, my friends, go be legendary.