One of the biggest challenges I have when staying in the present moment is the habit of dealing with a stressor by taking a quick hit of social media.
I want to step away from these unhealthy coping mechanisms, but still find a way to adapt and adjust to life as it is, without compulsive escapism.
Where is the line between taking time to do something I enjoy, and using forms of entertainment to escape? Is escape bad? What makes something healthy or unhealthy? Can it be identified by how I feel when discontinuing the activity? Healthy things refresh me and I can stop them easily, whereas unhealthy things make me feel hungover and guilty when I stop because I should have been doing something productive?
I’ll have to mull on that one some more.