what do you do to distract yourself at night?

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A good movie helps take my mind off things, recently I've got into comics so I'll read those. I can't sleep tonight, and negative thoughts are taking over, so I'm reading Batman: Year One, it's really good.


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I watch a movie or a TV series on DVD
currently up to series 6 of 'House'
been through, 'Monk', 'Doc Martin', '2half Men', 'Dead like me',
they seem to take my mind off my problems while I'm 'into them'
I used to watch TV shows I was into or movies. I read a lot. At the moment though nothing distracts me from my suicidal thoughts and urges to self harm. I am really lucky though, I live with my best friend who knows what I'm going through and the past few weeks he has read to me until I fall asleep, and stays the night with me if I don't feel safe from hurting myself.

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I read. Used to watch quite a bit of tv, too, but last year I opted not to get the cable hooked up when I moved to a new place. Television had become a source of frustration and annoyance for me. Commercials getting on my nerves more than usual, quality of shows going downhill. I think it was a good decision, but now I don't have any relaxation method that is completely braindead like tv was. There's the computer, but I have to sit at my desk for that. Video games require activity and attention. Reading is tiring after a couple hours too. I dunno.
Reading distracts me. Getting lost in a book allows you to really get lost in someone else's life and you no longer have to deal with your own shit. I love it :P


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playing computer games, drawing in photoshop or if I want something braindead I watch some anime or animated movie.
I've found the One Piece is the best for me. 523episodes and only halfway trought the plot.. wich pretty much is about furfilling your dreams


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I used to read and go on the Internet, but I've recently started doing laundry and cleaning my bathroom when I can't sleep. It makes me feel good about myself like I've accomplished something and I can usually sleep again afterwards haha. (':


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Well.. I've distracted myself with games, movies, music...

It aint living. It's hiding and not dealing with the feelings, or saying im better than them. Excuse me whilst i wallow in music and beat myslf up with the reality that it's a colossal waste of time, yet it isnt.


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I have a self-imposed "no internet when I should be sleeping" rule that I'm pretty good about honoring. Since I can only manage 0-2 hours of sleep a night lately (3 if I'm lucky), I think my brain would just turn to mush if I allowed myself to surf all night. I read a lot and write. I used to sketch like a maniac, but I've been so low on creative inspiration lately, my sketchbook is lonely. I try not to just lay there and worry, but I generally do just that for hours at a time before forcing myself to get up and read, write or sketch or find a movie. I love art horror, independent films, psychological thrillers and documentaries. I'd rather chew off my arm than watch almost any romantic comedy or big commercial blockbuster.
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