Learning to go to a peaceful place is so important to leading a productive and meaningful life. The culture in the Western world has many ways to escape life when it gets tough; however, these are not always healthy choices. There is a difference between mindlessly running away from something and intentionally going to a sacred place.
Being able to shut out the world so that you may be in your sacred space is a very useful skill to develop. It is a skill and it can be learned by anyone who desires to find peace. Start with one intentional breath in; hold it; and slowly let it out. You attain peace one breath at a time.