Escaping is considered a part of our self-defence natural system. It is usually called the fight-or-flight response.

According to this theory the sympathetic nervous system reacts to danger with a hormonal secretion of different hormones, amines and neurotransmitters (Norepinephrine, epinephrine, estrogen, testosterone, cortisol and others). Thus priming the subject for fighting or fleeing.

In these modern times, usually we don´t need the fighting part of the equation, (with the exception of big cities and problematic zones of course). So the fleeing part is much more active in some people.

We tend to evade our problems and look to the other side.

There are a myriad of distractors nowadays and finding something to take our mind away from our problems is now easier than ever.

But as everything in this universe, escaping has two different sides the “positive” and the “negative”. And as usual they will depend on the perspective we look at them.

You can decide to look at the problem and then after doing everything in your power to solve it and failing, you might choose “to escape” from the pressure by doing something else in order to allow your subconscious mind to find an alternative solution as you leave the stress behind.

Some people try to “escape” from their problems by drinking, smoking, sleeping and pretending the “situation” is not out there. That will not solve the issue and you need to understand the difference between these two examples.

When you have something that is bothering you and you wish/need to find a solution to it as soon as possible. After running out of ideas/options on what to do next, all you have to do is release it, let it go.  That way you subconscious mind will work without the “pressure” of being “on it” all the time.

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9 thoughts on “Escaping

  1. Oh yes that is a must! The problem comes when you want to keep sleeping all day, like an ostrich hiding her head in the ground. The real problem is that we are hiding from the solution at the same time. Thank you dear Kritika!

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