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I really need to find a way stop watching anime. I can't resist watching new anime. I am in college, and my grade are going down a lot. I promised myself not watch any more anime once the fall 2013 season is finish. But I can't, I got hooked when I watch the first episode of some new anime. And darn it, I get hooked again
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Why would you want to stop watching anime? >.> Anime is a great thing to watch. Just sounds like you need to manage your time better. Maybe you shouldn't have Crunchyroll open on your computer while you're doing your homework so that you don't get distracted by it, or set a time frame up for doing homework, then watching anime, etc.. Like, for example, spend two hours doing homework, then watch one or two episodes of anime.
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Why not get a job, or a social life with people who don't like anime.
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47 / M / Пенсильвания, США
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Simple, don't turn on the computer /monitor...that or watch an episode of Beyblade, that should make you want to gouge your eyes out and never watch anything again.
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http://12step.org/the-12-steps/step-1.html

Just substitute "anime" wherever "alcohol" appears...
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Posted 2/16/14 , edited 2/18/16

BlackRose0607 wrote:

Why would you want to stop watching anime? >.> Anime is a great thing to watch. Just sounds like you need to manage your time better. Maybe you shouldn't have Crunchyroll open on your computer while you're doing your homework so that you don't get distracted by it, or set a time frame up for doing homework, then watching anime, etc.. Like, for example, spend two hours doing homework, then watch one or two episodes of anime.


This. Manage your time. I don't know about your college, but our professors here generally tell us how many hours a week we should idealistically spend on homework/studying. Knowing that and knowing the subjects where you could allow yourself less time than recommended and which ones need a bit more, you could easily set up a schedule of sort. Watching one or two episodes of anime afterwards could then be your reward or way to relax from all the studying you accomplished. Or, if you have a tendency of starting an episode and then realize later on that it's early morning and you need to be up for school in less than 4 hours, you could go try watching anime on one specific night. Say Friday or Saturday (if you don't go to parties/whatnot), so it's not too bad if you end up spending all night watching anime.

Seriously, if you're that addicted to watching anime, try to moderate your watching instead of stopping it abruptly. You might find it easier to do that than trying to stop directly.
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Go to the library or any other place where you can study without having anime right next to you.
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Turn the TV/Computer off. Unplug the Internet.
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I feel like rather than stopping altogether, you really just need to find a way to manage your time better. That way, you don't have to stop and can still enjoy it, but also not have your grades suffer. I've never personally had this problem, because even though I procrastinate while watching anime/screwing around on the internet, I always get everything I need to get done, done, no matter how late I have to stay up, and the lack of sleep teaches me a lesson the next day. xD

That said, during the school year, I find watching ongoing anime helps a lot. I try not to pick up any finished anime, and limit myself to abut 6-8 ongoing anime at a time (Usually there aren't more than that that interest me anyways) and only watch those. That way, when I watch them when they air, I only have a couple of things I can watch, and I can't marathon a whole bunch of episodes at a time, taking up a whole bunch of my time.

Anyways, if you really enjoy anime, you shouldn't try to make yourself stop, especially altogether. If you truly want to stop, try to wean yourself off of it before trying to stop altogether, it'll be easier and more likely to happen. I think your problem, however, is just time management, so finding a way to balance your social life, studying, and anime if probably the better way to go.
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SpiritWolf15 wrote:

Turn the TV/Computer off. Unplug the Internet.


this sometimes the most simple thing is the best

Sogno- 
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if your grades are slipping then it's time to take a break from anime (or whatever else fills your time) for a while. It's not like you have to stop watching it all together. Maybe use a reward system; i.e., if you get 2 papers done or get one particular project caught up to a decent speed, then reward yourself with an hour of anime, or a movie. Maybe save it for a few hours during the weekend.

But in the end it's gonna come down to your resolve and dedication to get your work and studying done. Think about your scholarships, the people who are paying for your school (whether it's family, yourself, or everyone else's taxes). If anything let that be your motivation to stop/take a break from watching anime.
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Do something else. Read a book. Play videogames. Listen to music. Write a novel.

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Posted 2/16/14 , edited 9/18/14

tranbo94 wrote:

I really need to find a way stop watching anime. I can't resist watching new anime. I am in college, and my grade are going down a lot. I promised myself not watch any more anime once the fall 2013 season is finish. But I can't, I got hooked when I watch the first episode of some new anime. And darn it, I get hooked again :(


I have the same problem. I have a specific plan to help. Basically you use the anime as a reward/break. So let's say I am supposed to read 10 chapters of a novel for a class. I will read one, two, or three chapters (depending on how long they are) and then I watch an episode of an anime. After, I read some more chapters, then watch an episode, etc.

You get your work done and you still get to watch your anime.
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Whenever possible, unplug and turn off the mediums that you use to watch anime. Put them in a place where it'd be a hassle to get them out, if you have to. Better yet, motivate yourself into putting your studies before anime, and any other outlets you have. It's not the cartoons' fault that you're easily distracted and not serious about your studies, so I hope you're not blaming them for your troubles. Want motivation? Think of what your life may be like if you flunk out of college. Yeah, sure, I'm not very "nice" about this. You asked, and this is my honest opinion. In the end, however, it's up to you to pull yourself out of the mess your in, and random CR strangers like myself can only give half-baked advice.
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Time management to doing ANYTHING outside of just homework and still keeping your grades up. If you have friends in the same class make a study group so you can try to keep each other on task. Studying in the library is always a good idea because there's less distractions. When I was in college I found that waiting until my homework was done to do fun stuff was a good motivator, I'd stop procrastinating and I'd get my homework out of the way. Also weekends
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