Well I kind of fell off this site and decided to return,and can say I HAVE accomplished this goal. I disconected my cable over a year ago and watch ALOT less tv obviously. lol
so i’m proud to say I don’t waste as much sitting in front of the boobtube.
I had planned that tonight, I woudl go home after work, relax, do nothing and watch tv.
Just now I decided instead to go to the gym after work and only watch two tv shows…one at 8:30 and one at 9:30.
I just changed my plans again.
Gym, then groceries, then home and only 1 tv show at 9:30
I think I’m making progress.
Well, lets See. Friday night, no tv. Saturady night, TV but I was at friends houses and we where talking, so I wasn’t really watching it. Sunday, a bit of TV. Monday….none at all. Today,none yet and probably not tonight. Tomorrow, none for sure because I work from 8a.m to 10p.m then going to a pub with some friends.
Guess I’m doing better
Why? why is it that we are by far the most intelligent creatures on the planet, yet so many of us (myself included) get sucked into watching such a moranic invention and even plan our lives around it. People who watch tv go from one extreem to the other from watch it once in a while to have the vcr programed to catch all there favorite shows. I fall in between I guess. I won’t cry if I miss a tv show that I like and can live with out the show, however, in my spare time at home I find myself glued to the tv for hours often watching reruns even. It baffles me why I am so dependant of tv and it also frustrates me. I seem to have time to watch 2 hours or more of tv on a slow night and try to squeeze in 30 minutes of reading. Shouldn’t I be going the other way around? Reading for two hours and if I’m bored of reading, perhaps catch a 30 minute show? I don’t get it. My first year of college, I didn’t even have cable. rarely watched tv. Second year of college though after a bad break up, TV became a crutch to distract me from the emotional pain of heartbreaka and I became very depandant on several tv shows living vicariously through them. Then for a couple of years, I was less dependant. I enjoyed my tv shows, but still did lots of reading, writting and music. Then in the spring of 2005, still working to get over a recent broken heart and after purchasing my first house, I found myself with ALOT of alone time. So I watched tv and surfed the net to keep busy. And now I’m back in the routine of watching it…way to much, might I add. Don’t get me wrong. I will never tell friends I can’t go out for coffee because I have to watch tv. I will always chose to go out and socialise before I sit home and watch tv. Its when I’m already home that the TV addiction kicks in. Instead of cleaning, or reading a book…doing ANYTHING more productive I glue myself to the Tv. Often not able to find a good show, flicking through several or even watching reruns that I’ve seen 100 times.