Escapism can be described as the avoidance of something unpleasant, scary or boring. In other words, escapism is the desire to escape reality. Some people experience escapism in a negative way by using drugs, alcohol or some other activity that is not healthy or beneficial to their well-being. Instead, try these five ways you can escape from your reality in a healthy way while working towards your goals.

5 Tips for Healthy Escapism In Entrepreneurship

  1. Listen to Podcasts
    Start listening to podcasts that get you engaged and excited about getting to the reality that you want. One of the podcasts I listen to is the “Not So Average” podcast, but find something that you like and that motivates you.
  2. Read Books
    What types of books are you reading? I tend to read spiritual books or informational business books. Try to find books that you find interesting or beneficial and can be utilized for healthy escapism.
  3. Influencers
    Who is influencing you? Influencers can have a major impact on your goal setting and motivation. My favorite influencer of the week is Scott Duffy, he is rocking it when it comes to building amazing companies.
  4. Conscious Dreaming
    While you are awake, spend some time engaged in conscious dreaming. To do this you’ll want to focus on what you want for yourself and visualize it. For me, I visualize myself as an international speaker and an international author.
  5. Hobbies
    You don’t have to quit your job in order to test out your hobby or to have a side hustle. Give it a try in your spare time to see if it can take you where you want to go. 

You can escape from your reality in a healthy way while working towards your goals.


Kedma Ough is a nationally recognized small business funding expert and author of Target Funding, a book that helps you discover a proven system to get the money & resources you need now in order to grow your business.

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