Lately I’ve gotten into a bad habit of turning the TV on early, and even though I don’t always look at it, it steels my attention and the result is that I’ve been spending way (and I mean waaaay) too much time in front of the tube. Yesterday I realized I need to give myself a detox. A TV detox.
Now, since there are a couple of programs that gives me immensely joy to watch, I’m giving myself a daily limit.
And my daily TV limit is – 1 hour.
I know for some this sounds like a lot, but from where I’ve been going lately, this is a severe restriction.
The same goes for my smartphone/iPad time. I tend to get a little engrossed when surfing the web, and before you know it, it’s been hours. So just for measures, I’m going to throw in some restrictions on this as well.
So here it is – no more than 1 hour combined Smartphone/iPad/PC use daily.
There might be one and only one exception to this rule! Sometimes preparing a post takes me longer than an hour. So should I run into that issue during my enforced detox, I have hereby granted myself permission to finish my post 🙂
Now, how long will this detox last? Hmmmmm, let’s see… Why don’t I start with two weeks and see how that goes.
So what if I fail? Then what?
Then! I get no TV whatsoever for a while….
When do I start? Well actually, I started today 😉
Why do I do it? Because I need to be more mindful on what I spend my time on…
And to steal a detail from my friend over at What I shed Today – Shedding style: reduce 😉
11 thoughts on “TV Detox!”
My kids have been on TV detox for almost a year now, (wow! Already?!??) and it’s been working fine 🙂 if they can do it, so can you! (Of course, your mother won’t be there yelling if you misbehave ;)) I think they watch tv less than 2h/week. My husband I can’t control though 😉
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Most of the time I’m not doing to bad, but the last few weeks I’ve gotten overboard for some reason, enough that that I realized i needed to do something about it to snap out of it. Im sure I’ll be back to “normal” soon.
I’m pretty impressed with your kids, not sure I’ll get down to less that 2h/week… I oviously need you to “yell” at me 😉
Good luck with the TV Detox. I have a few shows I enjoy (Big Bang, Elementary, The Middle, Jeopardy). The rest of the time, the TV is not much of a magnet for me.
Thank you, I have a few shows I enjoy as well (wich is why I’m not going completely cold turkey), so I watch those, but ONLY those 😉
I know what you mean! Ever since I signed up for Netflix again my TV time has gone up. And then later and I feel regret and wish I’d have read more books with my free time.
🙂 it’s just so easy isn’t it, you sit down to see one episode of something and before you know it a few hours gone by. I’m happy to say that i got back to the books yesterday, so hopefully over the next weeks I can make an impact on the “read myself out of my bookshelves” project I’ve been working on this year.
Excellent! I am excited to read how you do 🙂
So far, so good… I’ll write a follow up when my first two weeks are up…