I've been reflecting on how much television, video games, podcasts, radio and music impacts on my life. Whenever I have free time, I'm playing video games, whenever I sleep I need to listen to radio and whenever I walk between places I need music or podcasts. I think from overuse this routine is like some kind of addiction which ultimately fails to motivate me and stops me from pursuing my studies. I study at Durham University (or did, I'm on a gap year between 1 and 2) and I would truly love to become an academic but I fear that's not a possibility with these habits.
The media themselves have become diluted, I can't play video games without having the radio and podcasts on. I don't think I ever experience silence. I feel like my minds no longer built to read properly. Every time I try to study my mind drifts instantly to other things.
Do you think it would be fruitful to go cold turkey with some of these habits?
How do you think you'll do?