Have you ever felt like just running away and escaping responsibilities? But for whatever reason, you just can’t get away quick enough. In an ideal world we could just jump on a plane or a train and just get away for a week, two weeks, a month, six months, however long you need to recharge.
Now more than ever I am realising how much of my life is in my own hands. It might sound strange, but it’s really hitting me now and I don’t even have half the responsibilities as my age mates and yet, here I am stressed out, ready to run and ready to escape it all.
Why The Need To Escape?
I spend a lot of time giving myself to others, whether it be physically, mentally and/or emotionally. Then there are times I don’t feel as if I am doing anything for anyone. Until the stress, anxiety and overwhelming need to cry arises. I realise that I am doing way too much, we all have our limits and I am starting to notice mine. This post ties into another post I am writing about being “the strong one“. But staying on the topic of why I have the overwhelming need to escape…
It might just be me or it could be a lot of us who feel like they aren’t able to just live a life free of worry and stress, without having our whole lives crash and burn. I know this is what society wants, the world we live in right now expects us to be on the move, constantly worrying and living pay cheque to pay cheque. It can be difficult to avoid the weight of responsibilities at times. Although I understand that life is all about finding the balance, without a clear mind and the room to able to make those clever decisions, It will only cause more problems.
Not all of us have the opportunity to take a break or go on holiday when we need a break from adulting so I have been trying to find ways to escape the pressure of life and the expectation to have it all figured out.
I know that at times it can be really overwhelming to have a lot of responsibilities, especially when a lot of the time you don’t even feel like it should be something you should be dealing with. An issue that shouldn’t be an issue but is, hopefully you get what I am saying.
How do you get a moment to breathe and take your mind off of things? Being in a space that is causing the very stress you’re trying to escape from, is not going to be the same space that helps you to figure things out.
I am challenging myself to find ways to escape, inexpensive ways to escape as I am someone who doesn’t have much money. I am not trying to add to my stress by being in debt, so I have challenged myself.
I am at a point in my life right now that is giving me that flight feeling (Flight or Fight) I constantly want to run away from everything, but being homeless and jobless is not what I have planned for my life, so I have to be smart.
Until I am able to make those quick getaways when I need a moment to recharge. I am doing very small things to give me the breaks that I need. A lot of the stress comes from not prioritising myself and then getting upset when I am left feeling overwhelmed.
By challenging myself to find inexpensive ways to escape, I am prioritising myself without the guilt of spending money I don’t have. I enjoy taking myself out to eat, I don’t want to give that up and I don’t feel like I should have to. I will be on the hunt for some inexpensive places to eat. I enjoy going for long walks, which is free anyway which means more money I can spend on snacks. A lot of my ways of escaping the responsibility of adulting will include food, lots of food and picturesque scenery.
If you want to join me on this journey I would love some recommendations and some great stress free, chilled (free) or inexpensive activities I can do then holla at your girl. It will be fun to have a few of us involved to build a little group of carefree peeps.