Find your Escape
Greetings Get Fit family, I hope you all are doing well! I’d like to take this opportunity to write to you about something I find very helpful to one’s well-being and mental state. That is all about finding your escape. You might ask what I mean by that, let me explain. To me, it can be a place, an activity, a hobby, anything that helps you focus on YOU and what you are doing and not everything else going around you.
I find this to be very important considering the circumstances we all are living in right now. As these are hard times we are facing. With that comes a lot of things that can start to worry us, get us down, and even depress us. And that’s ok, that is life and what it means to be human. But what is not ok is to let yourself wallow in it. Do not let yourself succumb to the anxiety, depression, and all the negative emotions that are weighing you down. You need to distract yourself from these feelings and try to let them go. That’s where your escape comes in.
For me, it is always basketball. I know that whenever I was going through a tough time, I could always grab a basketball and go to any hoop and just shoot. I wasn’t focused on anything but what I was doing and it helped me relax and clear my head for a bit. For you, it doesn’t have to be a sport. It can be a favorite hobby like drawing or painting, maybe it’s yoga or some meditation. It can even be as simple as going for a walk. Whatever helps sooth you and provides that escape for you. As it gives you a moment to catch your breath and just breathe, and tell yourself everything will be alright. Find your escape.