I Try My Best to Escape Reality When I Can

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    I used to dissociate to escape my reality

    when I was living with my abuser. It was always easier to create my own world rather than facing the one I lived in. For years it was the only way I could fall asleep. Now, I tend to read to escape reality. Either that, or I talk to people online to distract me from what's going...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    I wish i could be in my dreamland

    for ever..... and ever ...... and ever.. I wish i never have to live my real life.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    I do a good job at it too,

    probably too good of a job. I get lost in my head all the time. Today I was walking and I was watching the leaves fall from the trees and completely forgot I was near lots of cars. That wasn't smart on my part but it's an example ha
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    Reality bites! Sometimes,

    living in a fantasy is better... In my fantasy, I can manipulate everything. I can make believe that people love me for being me, not because of what I can give.
    Mikey022 Mikey022
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

    I am an excitable person

    who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    31-35, F
    Jan 26, 2016

    Watching a movie helps me,

    but nothing helps more than reading a book. Specially fantasy, because then while you're reading it you're kind of almost thrown into another world. The same goes for when I'm writing my own stories. I literally become the architect of my own personal world and that's quite...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    Always And It's Worrisome

    I suppose it started when when I was a kid. My family didn't have much money and our homes were always so tiny. The only real place I could escape to was my imagination. I loved reading books then. Books and the world they painted were wonderful, especially for a little kid...
    nonnonnonochi nonnonnonochi
    22-25, T
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2011
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    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    I've spent most my life high I'm pretty sure.

    did meth for a bit. Weed has always been a must. It's been a hard life so far, to be short. And I have a hard time being sober to face it all. Though it's mostly ptsd issues, I haven't learned to deal with them very well without making myself numb first. :/
    Nmetb Nmetb
    22-25, M
    Nov 16, 2015

    Found out this morning somethings

    that just are hard to hear... I guess all I can do is try my best to stay positive. I never thought at 16 my life would be like this, but it's reality.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Jun 28, 2014

    There are many ways to escape reality.

    A great book, music, movies, exercise, bullet to the head...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    I can't seem to get out of this fantasy world,

    I seem to be living my life through. I think it's called Escapism, and I'm in the extreme stage. I feel like I abandoned my actually reality for a fantasy. I need help. Any advice? πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜΄
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    Jun 5, 2015
    lovepuppie lovepuppie
    18-21, F
    Jan 27, 2016

    It'S Not A Fulltime Thing

    EP is great in that it allows for an escape. Fantasy and game playing allow for an easy decompression. But, just like harlequin ice cream, I prefer a mix. I don't want to blend reality and fantasy, but I want to maintain both.
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 1, 2013

    That is what ep was for me .

    ..an escape...I will miss that most
    sierraseptember sierraseptember
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 16, 2016


    I don't know what it is about life, or what it lacks for me. But I often find myself trying to escape it. Sleeping happens to be the best way to do this. I just lay down and let my mind wander wherever it pleases. It always starts off as thinking about actually facts. For example...
    DestinyLovexo DestinyLovexo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

    Video games, drawing,

    anime... All things I do just to leave this boring world
    MildImplosion MildImplosion
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    reality is hell to me.

    no escape from my spoilt sister and parents.
    meganchat meganchat
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    My beautiful world, so full of adventure,

    yet you make me feel so delusional, but still, what a lovely lie to believe in. Reality is all good, but fantasy is much less predictable and entertaining. I just love to close my eyes and imagine a world where everything is possible.
    ImNotPlaying ImNotPlaying
    16-17, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    Yes Please.

    Been having an extra tough time lately. My life is nowhere near where I could ever have imagined it. Broken marriage, harassment at work, nervous breakdown and failed suicide attempt. Not me, the happy go lucky open person, how did this all happen to me? Managed with a lot of...
    pixelbest pixelbest
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Nov 17, 2011
    SunsetsAndSunrises SunsetsAndSunrises
    13-15, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    Its All So Much Better In Your Head Right?

    I sleep (and dream) alot, and when I'm awake I surround myself with stories and feelings: music, videogames, books, so on, that let me kind of float off and forget everything around me. For some reason, being disconnected with yourself is the best feeling, because for some reason...
    Living91 Living91
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2010

    Escapism. It's a thing.

    I live in a fantasy world, where things go well, where I can be happy, where everything happens the way I want it to. I mean, real life sucks, y'know?
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    16-17, T
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2016

    But I need to stop reading some of these stories

    before bed. It makes it difficult to settle in for bed. 😱πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ˜…πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    I honestly wish my daydreams could be my

    reality, where I could control everything and everyone within my life without having to deal with the harshness and heartache that reality serves.
    animegirl63 animegirl63
    18-21, F
    Mar 30, 2016

    I've been doing nothing

    but sleeping in my free-time lately, I know it's really unhealthy but it's a way for me to escape reality, to stop myself from overthinking the same situations over and over again and clinging too much on the past or realizing how lonely I feel..
    chouri10 chouri10
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    I have Maladaptive Daydreaming,

    which I consider a gift rather than a curse. Escaping reality has never been easier or as much fun. Pair that up with some good music and I'm in another universe. Being a dreamer has its perks.
    XantheoftheStar XantheoftheStar
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    I always want to sleep.

    it's one place I can be without being misplaced. I escape this world only during sleep. My friend told me that I have to choose which world I want to stay in. I choose my fantasy world over the real world. I'd choose that any day. I also do it by listening to some music.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 1, 2015

    My face rests in your hands,

    you kiss my neck hard and suck my breasts tenderly til I surrender X
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    Daydreaming in work is

    so easy now. Sometimes i just escape and dream i'm in my happy place. It's almost zen like.
    lukehyde1994 lukehyde1994
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    Reality is so boring compared to my version of

    this story. I like to float away into the ocean of litterature or movies. Make my own version of things. I'd like to live in a world so much different from ours. A world with excitements and joy in every corner. But sadly I knew the truth. This life and world is concentrated on...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    Mostly at school, i don't really see the need

    anywhere else. Recently I've been leaving my headphones so I've been bringing a book to school. Keep my mind distracted meanwhile i have nothing to do whatsoever at school. whether it be this school system or all of them, i see no motivation to continue coming aside from a few...
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Feb 25, 2016
    chouri10 chouri10
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2015

    When I zone out I don't just get lost in my

    thoughts.. I touch the sky and graze the clouds. I walk in the moonlight and breath underwater. When I'm silent and world is like a thin film behind my magic, believe me when in say that is my happy place.
    killkittie killkittie
    22-25, F
    Feb 25, 2016

    You should never escape reality

    even if it's at its ugliest state. Trying to sugar coat things and paint the blackest black with bright colors only disguises the worst things as if they were good but they are still giving off a negative influence. Accept everything for what they are and address them properly.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    I suppose by joining this experience it could

    be misconstrued as me being unhappy in my reality. For the record, I love my world. (Hence the tagname.) I'm fortunate enough to not want for much, have a "job" that I actually enjoy but more than that I have a family that I adore. With that said, the escape from the everyday...
    LivvinTheDream LivvinTheDream
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    I daydream a lot, even

    though I don't mean to. It's kind of like my way of blocking everyone out ..
    MorbidPeaches MorbidPeaches
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014
    grapesjj grapesjj
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    I tend to escape into my mind often.

    There's a story happening right inside my head, where I lead a very different life. There are times when I wish I lived the life inside my imagination instead. When I'm not inside my own head or living my life, I write my stories down. I might publish one when I'm done. Why? It...
    Starlightrose Starlightrose
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    It has been found in a research

    that by day dreaming you can become more creative and productive. Well.. day dreaming always works for me. Whenever I'm upset or sad I just lie down and travel to my fantasy world where there is no pain, no sadness...There is happiness everywhere...
    miru1 miru1
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015
    CynthiaEdmonds CynthiaEdmonds
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    I don't do it as much

    as I use to and I wish I did. I rarely use to come out of my fantasy world and now I feel like I failed in the real world...
    EternityF EternityF
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    I'm an adult and this is the only way to forget

    it for even two seconds. It's the reason why I'm on EP. Why are you?
    fairlydecentperson fairlydecentperson
    18-21, M
    Mar 1, 2016

    I'm always trying to escape reality.

    I'll curl up under my sheets with a good book. I'll immerse myself in my own world I've written. I'll become an assassin and fight Templars. I'll lose myself in music. Anything . . . anything that isn't, I don't know, boring like my day-to-day life.
    MaybeAnotherDay MaybeAnotherDay
    18-21, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    Well escape "my" reality anyway.

    ...EP is my go to place, without it I'm not sure how my sanity would hold up lol :p
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    6 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    It's a beautiful song πŸ’ŸLate Night Alumni -

    Empty Streets Lyrics | MetroLyricsThe city feels clean this time of nightJust empty streets and me walking homeTo clear my headI know it came as no surpriseI'm affected more than I had guessedBy what was saidIf this love's not meant to beIf a heart's not ready to openIf the...
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    1 Response Feb 27, 2016
    willdad willdad
    36-40, M
    Dec 7, 2015
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