Distraction is my favorite pain coping technique. I too use TV in that category for and it is stuff I’ve recorded or access through a streaming option like NetFlix. My big challenge this week is to refrain from binge watching Season 3 of Orange Is The New Black. To avoid getting hypnotized by the box, I try to limit my watching to lunchtime, meal prep and clean-up times.
I also enjoy playing games on my phone and reading books on my nook. There are times though, when the weather is ideal, that simply sitting in a comfy chair under a tree in the garden watching the birds is more than enough distraction.