I realize that while TV keeps me occupied &satisfied, other facets of my life have been declining. TV shows make stories so nicely wrapped up; I don’t know how to problem solve in my own life so much anymore. Movies are better because you don’t have to watch something like 80 hours to stay on the story, and they tend to have more meaning. I’m in the beginning of my 20’s and don’t want to think back and wish I didn’t let television devour my youth. I want to seize life’s opportunities; live it; not watch it happen. 6 months ago
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Im a figure competitor in bodybuilding contests now. I go to the gym five days a week for 1 1/2 hours. When I get home I just eat and go to bed. There’s no time or energy to watch tv. 17 months ago
I usually turn the TV on and leave it running in the background, even if I’m not actively watching it, but lately, I’ve just been turning it off. I also used to leave it on when I went to bed, but I’ve stopped even turning it on in my bedroom when I go to bed. I seem to sleep better this way, and my dreams are cooler, too. When the TV was on, whatever was happening on there would affect my dreams, but apparently, my brain can go off onto delightfully weird paths now that nothing’s distracting it. 22 months ago
I want to watch less mindless TV. So rather than flicking through the channels of an evening I’m going to turn the TV off and listen to music or the radio and sew or read a book instead. Maybe getting a TV guide once a week would be a good idea then I can see what’s on and plan my viewing so that I know I’ve got time to spare until my show comes on. BTW this doesn’t mean I won’t be watching trashy TV, I will just make an appointment to view it, not search until I find something to distract me! 2 years ago
This was hard to do when I had cable and a TV in front of me at all times. Here is how I managed! When I moved to NYC from VA this fall… I left the TV in VA! I still watch an episode or two on the internet at times but I have cut back substantially and it feels great! I feel my attention span growing and I have more energy on the daily, plus no couch cramp headaches! 2 years ago
It began with a number of things. Too many commercials, not a lot of interesting things to watch…
The less TV I watched, the more I found myself re-kindling the loves I’ve lost over the years of getting sucked into the boob tube. Music, family, graphics, photography.
It’s worth it. :) 2 years ago
I have stopped watching television as much as I used to, but I’ve been on the computer more and playing more video games.When I first marked this goal it was more so about limiting the amount of tv I watch so I would go outside and have a real life.
Not entirely there yet, but today I’m forcing myself to go out so :p 2 years ago
I may have lapsed and watched a bit of tv, without cable, but I watched many vhs tapes that I’m still not through with yet. I prefer my laptop or doing other things. I don’t miss it as much, but if I continue this route, it’s all good. 2 years ago