Get out from in front of the TV and start reading. There are too many mind numbing programs on TV that just care about ratings instead of engaging our minds, teaching us something, or making us think. The best way to escape this is to go to a library or book store, find a book that interests you and start reading. The fact that we have outlets like this proves that people are still thinking and we need to continue to do so for ourselves.
My current book: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin, the fourth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.