I turned on The Today Show this Monday morning to start a new week. Here’s the top stories – U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch Inc accepts a sweetened $52 billion takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev, Gas hits a high average of $4.11 per gallon, The Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department announced steps to brace slumping mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 9 Americans killed in attack in Afghanistan. …and those are just the ones that I can remember.

I’m sure there are plenty of folks out there who will not agree with the title of this post, “Escapism is a good thing”.

But with the constant coverage and happening of bad news, I say “why not?” Why not escape? Even if it’s for a few moments of forgetting about what’s going on in the world. If it’ll help make the day brighter, or your attitude more positive, then I think that’s a good thing.

With the 24/7 news coverage these days, all we hear is all the bad things that are happening in the world. So take a moment to escape, It’s easier to do that you may think.

Close your eyes, and think about that last vacation (or the one coming up). Throw on some Jimmy Buffett and listen to the lyrics. Go to the store specifically to buy your favorite candy bar (and nothing else). Take a look at a photo that instantly takes you back to where you were at the time…and stay in that moment for a few minutes. Refill your coffee cup, but this time take the time to smell the aroma and enjoy the taste (versus just using it as a wake-me-up), or crack a cold one after a long day at work. Smile.

Have any that you’d like to share? Shoot me an email.



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