i think this concept of 'escaping from reality' when your stressed is terrible. You may think that watching movies or sitting and 'relaxing' relieves stress but in reality after you have wasted time you end up in the same exact position with the exact same attitude. Im 100% not saying that acting or playing music or dancing is wasting time, those activities (and such like) are productive. But when people are stressed they tend to need a break by watching movies or browsing pointless things on the internet, this is a waste of time. Especially if your going through a challenging time, the best thing to do is focus on the issues at hand and deal with them rather than 'escape' only to come back 4 hours later in the same position. When you escape from reality, you're escaping from your life, and life wasnt given to you so you can run away form it.