Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kill Your TV

According to USA Today [9/21/2006 10:18 PM], the average person watches 4 hours, 35 minutes of television each day. That is just over 32 hours a week, or almost a second full-time job. Just think how much more you could accomplish in life, if you didn't have to work, or similarly, by cutting out television.

Television is like a hard drug, most people can't just quit cold turkey, and shouldn't have to. I too enjoy watching some TV in moderation. When most people get home from work, they want to sit down, and watch TV to relax. After your next long day at work, try relaxing by sitting in you living room without the TV on. You will find that a half-hour of peace and quite, is much more relaxing than a half hour of your favor reality TV show.

The less time you spend watching TV, the more time you have to do the things that matter. Try starting a new hobby, reading a book, going for a walk, having friends over for dinner, redecorating your home, or going out for coffee, do all the things that you wish you had time for.

If there is a show you like, go ahead and watch it, but don't just flip through the channels trying to find something that is on, there is so much more to life than finding out who is Bret Michael's Rock of Love II.

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