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I’m unafraid to admit that I am a full-blown escapist. I can’t help it. I was born this way.
The places I’ve been in my imagination feel just as real to me as places I’ve actually been — I defy you to tell me that I haven’t ever sat in front of the fire in the Gryffindor common room doing homework with my quill and parchment!
The truth is, the world in my head is often way more interesting than what’s going on in the real world. And more often than not, I’d rather be in my own fantasy world than dealing with whatever annoyances are popping up in my real life.
But is that healthy? Doesn’t that make me (and the rest of us who are prone to escapism) immature, lazy, or irresponsible?
In this Side Chat, Kristen and I are going down the rabbit hole and talking about:
- Who is most prone to escapism, and why.
- Why we can’t help but do it, even when we feel we shouldn’t.
- When escapism is normal and healthy, and when it crosses the line and becomes warped.
- Why most of us escapists aren’t great at, and definitely don’t enjoy, many aspects of the tangible world (like money, schedules, sleep, exercise).
- The link between escapism and highly sensitive people.
After you’ve listened, come share your escapist outlet du jour. What rabbit holes do you love delving in to? Leave us a comment to let us know!
TIRED OF EXPLORING YOUR INNER WORLD ALONE?
A quick question to see if coaching is a good fit for you:
Are you the person who’s looking around and thinking, “Why am I the only one who feels this way/sees a problem with this/isn’t happy with how things are?”
If so, you’re the exact type of person who thrives when they’re doing personal development. You’re not weird! In fact, you’re asking all of the right questions. It’s just hard to come up with the answers on your own.
That’s the point of coaching: to explore your vast inner world in a way that makes sense and actually gets you headed in the right direction (instead of wandering aimlessly).