Escaping Amidst Stress.

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At times when we have our own personal rain cloud looming over our head; our impending deadlines inducing stress; our formidable approaching encounters sending trembles; and our reality inducing heartaches – we face a choice to confront or flee.

And well if you’re anything like me, you will find your self fleeing into the world of fantasies; a good Netflix binge even at times further into yourself or even into a relationship with someone else in an attempt to escape your own self.

We start withdrawing our presence from reality and catch the quickest of flights that takes us to a far, far away land where our present isn’t able to touch us. .

But the thing about escaping is that it is short-lived; eventually, actuality catches up to you with guilt crashing like waves. You find your reality has heavied; your trembles have become quakes; your responsibilities to have become onerous; being piled to one mammoth of a specie and you no longer being connected and aware of yourself.

At the sight of the prodigious mess our life has become whacking and whooping us, we are inclined to escape once more. To which, little did we realize our first step into an ephemeral escape was just a start of a continuous escaping cycle, which can only be broken by confrontation; more daunting than the very first time.

So I hope we all find support within ourselves and others, a way to cope, confront and create a beautiful-gravitating enough life to propel ourselves forward.

However, just to point out as it was pointed out to me “taking a breather” is different than escaping and actually beneficial as a break can be relaxing and re-energizing.

Sabila Siddiqui

A medical student who is passionate about content creation; taking the form of writing, graphic art, videography, and photography.