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    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?

    Thanks.
 
 
 
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