Mental Escapes

6 Apr

The Simple Dollar, a blog for understanding financial matters, recently published a post on the ways we escape what we don’t really want to deal with. The author, Trent Hamm, details how he abruptly began spending massive amounts of time reading and playing video games, only to realize he was actually avoiding the thought of ominous, growing pain in his lower back.

One of the ways we cheat our way through living is through mental escapes. It’s one of the ways that our lizard brain tries to protect us. However, quickly identifying mental escapes, discovering what we’re avoiding, and dealing with the problem is vital to both our emotional health and our personal productivity.

How do you avoid what you don’t want to do?

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