Refrain: to avoid doing or stop yourself from doing something
Lorraine is a mess!! Television is boring; the Olympics hold no interest. Food preparation is nil; personal hygiene is neglected. I long for a good night’s sleep and it is elusive. I should “refrain” from hours (days) on the computer pursuing ancestry but it is my only escape from pain. The doctor said the tests indicate no health problems. She doesn’t want me using NSAIDs or sleep enhancers. True story: I wasn’t using prescription drugs; I used ZzzzQuill and Aleve PM sparingly. I’d sit too long at the computer and then take an Aleve for the pain. Ancestry.com is my opioid. How do I break the habit?
(This is my “journal” and I’m reporting the facts.)