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How to Snap Back to Reality when "Escapism" Becomes “Avoidance”

How to wean yourself off of escapism

  • Use the “real life-right now” rule: No (insert type of escapism) if I know there’s something I’d enjoy happening in real life, right now.
  • Redefine what it means to escape: Instead of escaping from reality, you’re getting your energy back after spending it being productive.
  • Identify what you’re trying to avoid: Pinpoint the issue and confront it for a moment.
  • Keep yourself busy with things in the real world, both by confronting your issues and doing the fun stuff.

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