What form of escapism do you indulge in?
Sometimes when people go through painful experiences, they don't immediately 'deal with it'. One of the ways I think I escape emotional turmoil when I'm not ready to face it, is overworking myself. My focus on the work I embark on during that time is incredible. I'm highly inspired and dedicated to the project I navigate towards in that period, but overly so. I could work for 25 hours straight and sleep for only five. 9 out of 10 times, I complete the task at which point I realize that I still haven't healed from whatever I've gone through which is why I believe this to be a form of escapism.
Reading books is how I've dealt with difficult situations. Escaping from reality. But another form that I usually indulge in for small bumps in life is using my alter-ego or writing stories. Those two tend to help a bit, but reading helps the most. You can enter a different world, become a different character, enjoy those around you more, forget who you are, etc.
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