[blank]Where do you hide away when the going gets rough?
You know what I mean … work piles up; you get overtired; people getting angry for no reason; everyone demanding something of you …
It happens to us all now and again; those moments when we just want to shout “STOP!”
But of course that is rarely possible, so we buckle down, get back to work, and simply wait for the storm to pass ….
… but who has never longed, even momentarily, of a place to hide away. A place to enjoy five minutes, a couple of hours, a day or two, simply resting, taking time for a little soul-restoring ?![blank]
[blank]Putting a little distance, physically or mentally, between us and a situation, is often all it takes to put things into perspective, to be able to deal with the problem more effectively.
So I wondered what is your hide away? Because it doesn’t have to be real. You don’t always need to leave a situation physically, sometimes just getting away in your mind is sufficient.[blank]
[blank]Do you escape between the pages of a favourite book?
Do you go out for a meal with your girlfriends?
Do you sit down to watch a good film?
Do you retreat to ‘your’ room in the house; your sewing room, or laundry room,
or simply your desk in a corner with a laptop and a coffee?
Or do you get out and walk it off?
When I have something to mull over, I’ll generally think it through as I go to sleep. But if I need real quiet, real abstraction and some gentle therapy then I call the dogs and walk up to the forest to let the green-ness take effect.[blank]
[blank]So tell me, do you escape or sit it out? What works best for you? Do you hide away for real or do you ‘go’ somewhere else in your mind?
And do you think this is a thing that evolves as we grow older, or does it work at any age?
Do share, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one.[blank][blank]
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