Last night my wife and I enjoyed the company of some friends for dinner. It was great catching up, bouncing ideas off one another, and just engaging in plain good conversation. As parents of a toddler we rarely get such a thing these days. During dinner, my friend who is a very smart and articulate individual said something that really made me question my priorities. He told me that he doesn’t own a television.
Now I can guarantee you one thing, all the tvs we have are staying right where they are, that is a fact! But I will admit over the last few months I have regressed when it comes to reading books, reading articles, and watching educational youtube videos.
Who is to blame?!
First and foremost myself! But here is a list of my co-conspirators!
- Sons of Anarchy: My wife and I just started watching this on Amazon and are already on the 5th season!
- American Horror Story
- The Walking Dead
As you can probably assess I am a tv show buff, have been and always will be.
But from now on instead of following shows throughout the season we plan on DVR’ing them and catching up on days where my brain is literally fried and I need a break.
So what is the point of all of this????
Value your time! There is absolutely no reason on earth for me to be so sucked into these tv shows hanging onto every thread of suspense. NONE! Those actors, directors, and producers could care less who I am so why am I so quick to give them one of my most precious assets…. TIME!
Now granted I always have a laptop with me while I’m watching tv, I never just sit down and watch tv, but I imagine what I could accomplish during a week without tv.
With that said for the next week I’m giving up TV. This will allow me to see how much more productive I can be throught the week. I’ll have the results for you guys next Sunday.
Do you feel you spend too much time watching television? If so, what are some things you have done to limit the amount of time you spend watching tv?