Friday, 15 May 2015

We All Need An Escape



When things get a little too much, like anyone else, I look for a distraction, an escape, from what is bothering me.  As much as we all end up facing the issue head on, sometimes a little time out helps clear our head and helps us to relax.


You may have noticed that I have reviewed a few books over the last couple of months, well that is one way I escape, reading. I love being taken into a whole new world where the character's face every day problems along with some rather massive ones as it just reminds me that we are all the same.  Some people are going through health problems, some have money worries and some have sadly lost people they love but one thing we all have in common is that we come out the other side stronger than ever and ready to face the world and what it throws at us.

Books are just one way I distract, or calm, myself.  Here are some other ways.

  • Music - I will put on a Westlife concert DVD and be taken back to 14 years of memories I have from being a fan.
  • Housework - Mid panic attack is best for getting housework done as it gives the adrenaline somewhere to go and the house is cleaned super quick!
  • Shower - I take a nice long hot shower and sing badly along to the music on my phone
  • Take the dog a walk - Fresh air helps to relieve tension and helps to clear my head
  • Cuddles - I give my kids a big bear hug, that always makes me feel better.
  • Talk - If I can't face it alone I will talk to my husband or phone my mum.
I am about to start a new book, Dream Demon, by B J Davie, It is set in Scotland and is a thriller so I can't wait to get started!



 What do you do when you need to escape?



44 comments:

  1. Great post - I need to identify and learn to effectively use some calming strategies, it's too easy to assume you know them and "wing it", but it rarely works.

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    1. Thanks. I am sure you will find something that works for you! It took me a while to find mines but music has always been the one thing over the years that has helped, that and singing badly lol x

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  2. The book sounds intriguing - will be interested to see how it goes.

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    1. I will let you know what I think once I have read it xx

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  3. I agree, talk, shower, cuddle and sing - especially power ballads! Housework is great for when I'm having to wait for someone to arrive or to go to an appointment as it fills time and stops me getting pent up nervous tension.

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    1. Yes power ballads are best as you can just belt them out hehe. It's amazing how much of a stress release housework is at times! (never thought i would say that) x

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  4. Oh I wish I had such good strategies! I turn to the internet or tv... neither very productive.
    I very rarely talk, in fact I bottle it.

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    1. I sometimes turn to tv or Facebook but find the others work best. My husband rarely talks and that's fine we are all different x

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  5. I head to my local country park, walk around and take photographs - just being there is being in my happy place. x

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  6. Reading and a bath are my escape, as is writing now. I used to read loads of books, but just do not have the time anymore

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    1. I always fall asleep in the bath lol. Would love to hear more about your writing x

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  7. I love Westlife too - one of my boys is named Kian, can't think where I heard that name ;0)

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    1. Nope, no idea hehe. Aww Westlife are/were awesome. x

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  8. oooh it is good to escape and relax

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  9. I like to go for a walk, and since I've been using a Fitbit I tend to do that most days so it's gone from needing to escape to hardly ever being at home!

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    1. Ahh I have seen those advertised. Might look into getting one! Walking is a great way to clear the head x

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  10. I love escaping into a good book or film that always helps me as does blogging actually. x

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    1. I will need to add Netflix to my list! Blogging is good too, gives us a place to vent or refocus xx

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  11. Oh lovely, it's so good to take a break to relax. I normally like to get outdoors with my camera, find it hugely calming :)

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    1. It really is. I want to get into photography, so many people find it relaxing x

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  12. For me it is either a long hot bath or my new found thing - colouring books x

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    1. Colouring books seem to be a favourite just now, I will admit I have recently bought 2 hehe x

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  13. i love reading, but i hate to admit that i havent had time to read in months :-(

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    1. aww :( I am sure you will get time soon. I hadn't read for a couple of years so I am happy to get some time now x

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  14. I find I always tidy when I need to calm down. Rushing around getting stuff done always helps with me! Having the music on really loud too!

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    1. Music has to be played loud only way for it.xx

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  15. i have to agree although its very rare i do enjoy a bath ( no bath now that we hav a wet room fitted instead, gutting) but a chill laze with a book in quiet is my ideal or a stroll along the shore

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    1. i would love to be able to walk along the shore, i need me a beach house lol x

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  16. I love listening to music, it can change my mood in almost an instant!! (I do love a long, bubbly bath too!)

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    1. Music is the best I think, something for every mood x

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  17. Music works for me too. Either listening to it, or humming a tune.

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    1. I think life would be boring without music x

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  18. I walk. It calms me down and gives me time to think clearly.

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    1. :) its amazing how a good walk can help x

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  19. fresh air always helps me, I feel reluctant to get out at the time but it really does help! x

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    1. fresh air is amazing for clearing the mind. I am the same I force myself out sometimes as I know I will feel better for it x

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  20. A walk with the dog for some peace and quiet or a trip to the hairdressers or nail bar help me to escape. Not that any of those happen very often

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    1. I am getting my nails done next month and I can't wait. Walking the dog is good too x

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  21. I like to go for a walk or listen to some music

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  22. My escape (usually with a toddler and dog in tow) is the beach. It's so cleansing. Kaz x

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