Mental Health Awareness- Escape

Escape Series: Some Topics To Ponder

In this series of videos let’s discover a few things about ourselves that we may not have ever thought about. Some introspection on topics like pain, the truth, boredom, and more in just two or three minutes will be enough to spark something to ponder each day! These could be a great prompt for a personal journal. Give these topics a try, and escape into your own mind.

Escape Ep.1: The Power of Healthy Boredom

Our brains require moments where it isn’t being actively taught, entertained, or stimulated. It needs moments to return to what is known as the default mode network, which happens during moments of boredom!

Escape Ep. 2 When Pain Can Be Healthy

Escaping our pain is not a healthy coping strategy for our mental health. Avoiding pain can lead to further mental health problems, including disconnection from our emotions, missing out on growth opportunities, and feeling isolated and alone.

Escape Ep. 3: What Does It Mean To Be Radically Honest?

Radical honesty can help you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings and build healthier relationships. With practice, you can experience the positive effects of radical honesty and use it to cultivate a healthier, more meaningful life.

Escape Ep. 4: What Would Happen If You Were Honest With Yourself And Others?

We tend not to share what we’re feeling when things aren’t perfect. And not just online – in person too! We often have a habit of holding these things in and not letting anyone else see what we’re struggling with or going through.

So why don’t we talk about it?

Escape Ep. 5: What’s The Difference Between Escaping and Coping?

Escapism is what happens when we disconnect from the discomfort of our everyday lives, when we avoid pain, and seek out unhealthy ways to ignore difficult situations rather than dealing with the pain we face.

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