I’m wondering what fellow brains do to deal with feelings of restlessness and poor attention when attempting to watch things.
For me, I struggle a lot in the evenings after my medicine wears off. I will try to sit and watch a show or a movie, and I barely make it 5-10 minutes before I get distracted or restless and have to get up and do something else. It can take me a week to watch a single 30 minute episode of something, or even a couple of months to finish a movie.
This isn’t all the time, though. Sometimes if I’m watching with someone I’m able to focus and enjoy whatever I’m watching, like when I go to the movie theater or I’m hanging out with my s/o. I struggle most when I’m alone.
What tips do you have for how to sit still and watch something?
In the past I’ve sometimes been able to walk on a treadmill and watch something on a tablet, but beyond that I’m really struggling. I try minimizing distractions by turning off lights, putting my phone far away from me, and limiting other sound or stimulation. Any tips or suggestions are appreciated.