Help me kick my TV habit, please?
June 27, 2012 7:25 AM Subscribe
I'm having problems with my escapism. How do I kick my TV addiction?
posted by Loto to Health & Fitness (23 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Lately, I have been having a problem with escapism through TV. It's been a rough couple months for me. My ex-girlfriend left me out of nowhere (again) and I've found myself watching TV from the moment I get home till I finally go to bed to keep from feeling lonely. In fact, I make sure to watch it so much that I exhaust myself so I don't spend those few minutes between the couch and the bed thinking about my life. Having voices fill the apartment is comforting. I don't watch new shows. In fact, I avoid watching anything new; I just watch reruns of shows that I mildly enjoy. New shows almost make me uncomfortable.
Other than this, my life is pretty great. Good job, school/research is going well, I'm out and about a fair amount each week, have plenty of friends, been dating again, etc. It's just this one thing that bothers me because I can't seem to shake it and spend time on my other, more interesting, hobbies.
To my question: How do you break TV addiction when it isn't the shows you are addicted to but the sense of connection and contact? I'd still like to consume high-quality media on occasion but that is not what I am doing now.