Fitness Magazine

7 Days, No TV

By Nadine
Last weekend I decided that I wanted to try a week without TV. I've gone without TV before, but only when I've lived alone or been somewhere without TV (like the Ashram).
Why did I decide to do this? Because I feel like some days I waste a lot of time watching TV and that I get sucked into it. I sit down to watch an hour and end up wasting way more than that.
In my mind I pictured myself as vastly more productive without the TV. Getting so much stuff done without all that wasted time. I'm on Day 6 and thought I'd let you know how this experiment has gone (it will continue until Sunday night).
No more wasted time? Not exactly. In fact, sort of not at all. I realized (and did actually know this before) that if I'm in the mood to waste time, I don't need a TV to do it. I read 3 novels in an incredibly short time frame and I've played plenty of Wii. In reality I sort of felt like I was wasting more time without the TV. Why? Because my days feel longer without the TV and therefore it felt like I was wasting more time.
Was I more productive? Absolutely. Even on days where I was mostly wasting time, I still was productive. When I was watching TV if I was feeling lazy I could easily keep watching TV and never get to anything productive. But with the TV off, I find there's a limit to how much time I'm willing to waste. Lazy? Sure. But still getting stuff done around the house and business. I do feel like my days are longer without TV, like I'm participating in my life more. And I do find myself actually getting to things I've wanted to do since I have the extra time.
What happens end of day Sunday? Will I go back to watching TV? Yes and no. I'm going to try adding a small amount of TV back into my life since I have things on the PVR I would like to watch. A couple hours a week. And then I think I'd like to try extending the no TV experiment. I feel like it has added value to my life and I want to see how I do continuing it.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A Heartfelt Letter to My First Child - I Miss Those Times Too

    Heartfelt Letter First Child Miss Those Times

    For those of us who chose to have more than one kid, have you ever thought of how life would be if you had only one? You would have so much more time for... Read more

    16 hours, 35 minutes ago by   A Happy Mum
  • This is How to Put Together a Fabulous Outfit In Minutes

    This Together Fabulous Outfit Minutes

    Putting together a stylish outfit everyday doesn't have to be tricky. In fact I've come up with a simple formula that you can use over and over for all... Read more

    16 hours, 38 minutes ago by   Imogenl
  • Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    version;It was the end of a typical school day as the kids were streaming out from their classes..."Hi Sweetie!""Mum, we baked scones at school today.""Sounds... Read more

    17 hours, 10 minutes ago by   Zoebakeforhappykids
  • Blind Fear

    I write a lot about Love, about Justice, about Intuition- about all the essential things that see without seeing. I think a lot about blind spots, about the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Rarasaur
  • Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 31 – Alan Young

    Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 Daily Updates Alan Young

    Latest news, Multiday News, Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 - Daily Updates - Day 31 Daily Diary Tuesday 18th July -... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Abichal
  • Review: Hir (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Review: (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    In Mac's kitchen-sink drama, the meek shall inherit the earth Review by Catey Sullivan Early on in Taylor Mac's Hir , the playwright offers up a monologue... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Chicagotheaterbeat
  • How to Find a Foundation Repair Company

    Do you own a house? If this is the case, you might eventually encounter some problems with your home’s foundation. These problems can become very serious if the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Peppertan