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who watches anime

posted by Anonymous on 03 April, 2019

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i am watching too much anime i guess and now i started feeling like i was just using them as to escape from reality i literally watched 120 episodes continuously without leaving my room even once. i watched them locked myself inside my room away from the real world i've been doing this for past few months now i already finished a heck lot of them and still craving for them i've already disconnected from my friends family way too much and now when i think of it is just destroying my life but still don't stop even i've realised that what do i do i'm feeling helpless




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Anonymous ● 03 April, 2019 ⚓︎


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first off, a lot of anime is great fun! second, have you reflected on why you are doing this? if it's just that you enjoy it more than anything else at the moment, then it's more an obsession, and they can be positive in many ways, however not if they are impeding your life in other ways, then it's more in the realm of addiction... but if this is the case, then you need to start setting boundaries for your own sake, and upholding them. it's a natural part of growing up to learn to manage your own "pleasure" in a way that you're not doing yourself harm in the long run. you know when you're a kid and you go "when i grow up i'm gonna eat ice cream all day every day", but when you grow up you don't do that, because then you know that the consequences of doing that would be severe in the medium to long term. however if it's as an escape then you need to reflect on what it's an escape from before you take action towards fixing it. and it can be social problems, financial problems, general depression - fear not though, because you, and only you can turn things around by stepping up and taking action. the key part here is acknowledging the problem, even though solving it can be a long and hard progress, you're still progressing in the right direction. from what you write you've already identified a problem with how this is going, now you need to find out why you're doing it.

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Anonymous ● 03 April, 2019 ⚓︎


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i can relate to some of what you said. i have mild depression and have been using different kinda addictions to cope, so i guess it is better to address the root cause also (depression). anime was one of my addictions before. for a period, i watched it everyday. my record was lying in the bed for 3 days watching anime. slept when i could not keep my eye open, ate snacks only on the side of the bed. 3 days, no shower, no leaving the bed except toilet. at the end, it was not even enjoyable, i was watching for the sake of fulfilling the urge. it affected my daily life functions. and i did not feel good, but felt like shit after bing watching. so, i knew i had an addiction. eventually, i got out of the addiction and replace it with another addiction... still struggling. anyway, i am not offering you a solution (only suggestions), i don't have one. your case do sound like addiction or ocd to finish all anime. i suggest that you don't ignore your depression and that you pay attention if anime is still enjoyable or it becomes a burden. balance your life with some other hobby also, then you don't need to quit anime completely. if all fail, seek prof help.

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Anonymous ● 03 April, 2019 ⚓︎


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if it's affecting your work then that sounds pretty addicting. my general consideration of an addiction is when it starts to encroach on essential things in life, like holding down a job. you could consider going to see a therapist, i assure you they've heard way worse than some dude being addicted to japanese cartoons.