run away with me

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into the pensieve

the cause of escapism is simple: a person who’s seeking solace during times of distress. recently, i find myself constantly evading those demeaning thoughts regarding results day — i’ve been going out, helping out with house chores, watching movies, basically filling my day with tasks so that i won’t have time to myself. my results has always been one of my off-limit topics, as discussing or even simply thinking about it only serves to tear me down and make me feel inadequate. i don’t like (or rather, hate) feeling this way because i begin isolating myself from the ones who care about me the most and i end up inadvertently hurting them. to make matters worse, i’ve never been outstanding in any way, so anything that’s academic-related is rife with uncertainty. i really wish i was as smart as the people around me so that i’d worry a little less…

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Unpopular Opinion: Watching TV is bad for you

Blog, mental health

PhilippaClaire

I know what you’re thinking: here comes the lecture, telling us what we already know but don’t want to listen to.

Well, this is coming from someone who STILL spends all of their time watching TV. No judgement, no lecture, just what I’ve noticed in my own personal experience.

watching tvvia Pixbay.com

Watching TV is an escape. 

I use it as a way to escape normal life and pass the time. I stream Netflix, or watch the daily broadcasts on E4, all day long in an effort to cover up the silence in my home and help the day fly by without having to put any real thought into it. And that is exactly what happens. Each day goes by in a blur without me doing anything. My to-do list stays the same length and the things I wanted to get done remain untouched.
As someone with Chronic Fatigue this is…

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