The amount of television/dvd/stream/Netflix that I watch per week is, compared to most, almost none. I like my (Patriots) football games but I am usually working so I ‘record’ and it’s a 50/50 whether or not I even watch them. When I find a ‘show’/series that I like (TV or Netflix = ‘screen time’) I’ll watch/binge on 2 or 3 a couple days/nights a week. On average per week I’d say three hours. My taste in programs is finicky so I don’t find a lot that I like. I don’t rent or own DVDs. Sometimes I’ll go for stretches of time (weeks) where I don’t watch any TV, etc. I’m more of a ‘mover’ (I get restless sitting for too long) and a book reader.
I don’t know if I’d even be able to honestly ‘admit’ that I entertain myself. Entertainment denotes something for ‘fun‘ and I can’t say I have ‘fun‘. To answer the question of how I keep myself entertained, I’d say: I enjoy reading (usually non-fiction) but I enjoy audio books more lately because they allow me to be intellectually/emotionally stimulated whilst I DO something (house chores, crafts, in car). Otherwise, I enjoy my children and grandchildren, my friends and hiking with my dogs. I also spend a lot of time in my own head. Narcissist? Maybe. Blogging/reading blogs – obviously.
How do I prevent myself from becoming bored and do I suffer from boredom? Interesting. ~ Boredom is a lack of imagination and/or initiative. Do something. Go somewhere. Could my life be more interesting? Sure! Could I be more interesting? Yep. But I am what I am. I do what I do. I am satisfied.