Why Escaping from Reality is Good for the Soul July 07, 2015 10:45

 

Well maybe not escaping forever but a week or so is good!

Last week we went on a small family holiday to the beach. We had nothing planned just relaxing. Sounds wonderful, right? Right! 

But in this day and age it is very difficult to get away from everything. Things follow you. You have your phone with you 24/7. You never know when you might have to snap a photo to show the world on instagram how much fun you are having. You need to see what is happening in the world so you don't miss something. Then there's the emails. They are always there and I'll just quickly have a look and see who wants me. 

All these things are very hard to escape without actually actively choosing to escape them. 

I decided that these holidays I was going to get away. I went to the library and borrowed some books. Yes actual books with paper pages. I know that is so last century! I went to the local craft shop and got some wool and some knitting needles. I love making a new project when I go away, its about the only time I create something for me. 

So I am not saying that I didn't pick up my phone or check my emails because that would be a lie. I did post a couple of photos on instagram but for the majority of the time I switched off. Switched off from the information overload that is our lives these days and lost myself in some far off land in some make believe time and read my books. I knitted my blanket and turned off my brain to all the goings on around me. 

We had a fantastic time. I feel relaxed and rejuvenated. I must say I do feel like another week would have been good but you take what you can get and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

So an escape from reality is good for the soul and for the body and for the mind. 

And now its back to reality and life as we know it. But I am more refreshed and ready to go.

Enjoy your week!