Escape / by Joaquim Gonsalves

How important is it? Or should one listen to what the self help gurus say, "Build a career you don't need to take a vacation from?" But is escapism really a vacation?

With week 14, I want to acknowledge the fact that I am and will always be a work in progress.
I don't intend to leave behind a legacy of perfection.

By extension, I don't have all the answers and never would like my work or word come through as that.

We all are aware (or unaware rather) of how much time we spend as living zombies.

Some of us do it to unwind and some are addicted but don't realize it yet.

But when done in moderation it certainly can help you to spring back stronger than before.

While this is something I am still discovering, I'd like to highlight a few key points, I recently learnt.

  1. Escapism is different to each person in it's form. eg. Binging on TV shows, movies, YouTube, social media, blogs, forums, pubs, social gathering, a short ride/drive, coffee.
  2. Easily made into a progress hampering habit.
  3. YOU determine the duration and the pace.

In essence, it is a must for anyone pursuing a goal of any sort.

I can vouch for the clarity it brings to my train of thought and my projects. It's a great way to calm the nerves as well.

But as the 3rd point implies, it is important to consider before hand as to whether your preferred medium let's you 'Escape' or if it makes you 'Lose Yourself.'

What mediums do you prefer for your dose of escapism? Is there something that has transitioned into a bad habit? Or is there something you have managed to figure out to the T?

Let me know in the comments below. I'd like to learn and help where I can.

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