-the avoidance of reality by the absorption of the mind in entertainment or in an imaginative situation or activity.
As in right now I wish my children couldn’t read this over my shoulder and ask me three thousand questions. 😉 I would like to escape and avoid my present reality. I would prefer my thoughts to be absorbed with something other then making sure I get 3 loads of laundry done, a snack made for a mom’s meeting tonight, and the school lessons I should be teaching to my children. Wishing that it wasn’t a gloomy day, or that I had a more extravagant life.
The topic of “escaping” from my present reality has come up a lot lately. I’ve talked with friends and Joshua about how this looks in our lives. Why are we not finding joy and contentment in our day to day? I have some thoughts of what this looks like that I want to share over a couple other posts, and hope that I may have some others share thoughts here too.
So what does Escapism look like in your life? How is it unhealthy? Have you ever found it to be beneficial?