How to Detox When You’re Done Binge-Watching Your Favorite Show

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So you finished binge-watching a show on Netflix (Stranger Things, perhaps?!) and now you aren’t sure how to cope. Don’t worry, it’s going to be fine. Promise. We have all experienced that disorientation, that sense when everything looks a little… different. Now you’re back in the real world and out of the fictional one that actors and producers have carefully cultivated for you to lose yourself in.

Binge-watching is a distinctly modern trend, thanks to having everything we could have ever wanted at our fingertips, countless streaming services and great new shows coming out all the time. It also just happens to be leading to a distinctly modern problem: mainly, what to do with ourselves when we’ve exhausted our favorite shows and have to wait for the next complete season to release in (usually) more than a year — or worse, finding out it's already been canceled. Thankfully, we've rounded up some tips to help you get through this difficult time in life.