Posted by Stephen Patterson @mr_sjpatterson
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Stephen Patterson

It's a sad day for us all — the sixth season of Game Of Thrones has reached its conclusion. As a fan of the show, I can confirm that I often look forward to spring when I can nerd out and obsess over Game of Thrones, but unfortunately it's that dreaded time of the year where we all must surrender our Night's Watch uniform and put down our Valyrian steel swords — it's time to get off your Iron Throne and fly off on your dragon — the game is over and we must now bid adieu to our favorite show for one whole year.

It's going to be hard going about our day to day lives without discussing the latest goings-on of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow or Tyrion Lannister. Life's going to be hard and Sundays are going to suck — I hate the fact that I will now be going to bed early on Sunday nights without having watched my favorite show. But unfortunately, our watch has ended and we must find a way to get on with our lives in a Game of Thrones-less world.

If you're left with a hole in your heart, then fear not my fellow Throners. I have put together a list of possible solutions to help you fill that dragon-shaped void in your heart.

Talk to Your Parents

When we obsess over Game Of Thrones, we often get so absorbed in the world of Westeros that we forget about real life and the people that live in it. So why not take advantage of your Game of Thrones void and mingle with those people that you call your family? You never know, they might actually be nice people, unlike some of those family members in Game of Thrones.

Find a Hobby

Don't fret that you're now without your favorite TV show. Why not spend this time searching for a new hobby — do something interesting — perhaps knitting? Or maybe you could go out with your friends, like, in public? I'm sure they haven't seen you the past ten weeks because you've been so busy what with re-watching Game of Thrones again and again. Do something you wouldn't normally do. Life isn't that bad without Game of Thrones, right? Right?!

Get a Job

It's hard to commit to anything during the ten weeks of Game of Thrones. We fall into a habit of not being able to leave the house or making up excuses just so that we can continue our binge watching of the latest episode. So now that you'll have plenty of time on your hands, why not go out and get a job? That way, you can earn enough money to purchase the box set and begin your Night's Watch all over again.

Invest in Therapy

Let's face it: We all need a little therapy after every new episode, but the sixth season has arguably been the most mind-bending, heart-throbbing experience yet. We've had people resurrected and others walking through fire, we've had battles to the death and dragon-led speeches. It's been pretty rough and the mind can only take so much hardship. So why not take this opportunity to get some therapy and soothe your broken heart?

Find Another Sunday Show

I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Nothing can replace Game Of Thrones. In terms of storytelling and sheer scale of production nothing even comes close. That being said, we need to be able to get on with our lives, so why not find a show in the same time slot as Game Of Thrones? There are some pretty awesome shows broadcast on Sunday nights including The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, Shameless, Preacher and Homeland. These are all great shows and I'm sure you'll throughly enjoy any of them.

As I said, nothing can really take the place of Game of Thrones, but there's no reason why an enjoyable show can't keep the time slot warm until your true love returns next year.

Just Binge-Watch Game Of Thrones All Over Again

And now my watch begins. Again.
And now my watch begins. Again.

Probably the most likely of all the options, we could always just start watching Game of Thrones from the beginning again. Now that Season 6 is over, there are plenty of episodes — 60, to be exact, not that I know that number off the top of my head or anything — to get sucked into. It's a journey that to you can re-live again and again, just be careful when re-watching the death scenes or you might actually end up in therapy (see above).

So the world will go on without Game of Thrones and there's plenty for us to survive on in the meantime. It may be traumatizing, but we'll get over it.

Okay you got me: Living in a world without Game Of Thrones is horrifying. The only way that I will be able to carry on is to count down the days until it returns next year — and then we prepare to do it all over again. What can I say? I'm addicted.

How will you survive without Game of Thrones? Tell me in the comment section below!