I have noticed how people develop “coping mechanisms” to deal with unpleasant situations in their lives. It’s the refuge they run to when they just don’t want to deal with their problems. I’ve compiled a list:
All of the above are common things people do or resort to as a way of simply coping with a situation they cannot, will not, or don’t know how to resolve.
Of course, these escapisms don’t really lead to an escape from your problems. They only enable the problems to grow and eventually blow in your face.
The sooner you come back to reality and decide to do something smarter, the better your chances to succeed.
Sometimes you need a helping hand to get started.