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Binge-watching cannot be good for your well-being

Binge-watching cannot be good for your well-being

I stopped watching Grey’s Anatomy after the eleventh season – at least three years ago – and H stopped on the ninth season. I was waiting for the twelfth. That never happened. Life did.

Now I’ve decided to play catch-up, never realizing that each season is sooooo looooong! Twenty-three to twenty-five episodes in each one. It didn’t take me long to get involved in the storyline again.

I’m on season fourteen – episode one. Quite some time to go to get through the fifteenth season by September when season sixteen begins.

H was going to be out of town most of the afternoon yesterday until about eleven pm. “Great! I can watch a couple of episodes without interruption.”

He interrupted me at eleven-fifteen pm. Mmm, yes…I was still watching…My, how time flies when you are having fun!

I cannot believe I binge-watched and wasted all those precious hours of free time. I could have been writing or editing or something other than getting caught up in the drama of Grey’s Anatomy!

Those people have so much drama going on in their personal lives. I just want to shake a few of them and say, “Get a grip!”

It reminds me a little of the old soap opera, “Days Of Our Lives”. Yes, I’m that old…

You just get caught up in all that drama. It can’t be good for your mental state. Neither can sitting with your eyes glued to a tv screen for hours be good for your eyes.

The point of this story is, H left this morning at eight am to start his day teaching private lessons. He won’t be done until four-thirty.

I am not going to turn on Netflix…I am not…I am not…I am not…

What show did you last binge-watch?

~Elle

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. I don’t binge watch much. Last time was a disc of Frankie and Grace but it’s easier to follow the continuing story line when you watch it in succession. Sometimes the day calls for something peaceful and restful.

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