Dearest TV, I think we need to see less of each other.
It’s not you, TV, its me. I need to focus more on myself right now.
I long ago came to terms with my TV addiction. I can stop at any time I want! *twitch twitch* Well, I think it’s time to reevaluate my time spent in front of the tube. It has been a dear friend, default entertainment, and an excuse not to use my brain to its fullest. No more! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going cold-turkey here, but I vow to myself- I will only watch TV when there is a specific show I want to watch. No more channel surfing to find something decent to watch or settling on an OK show On Demand simply because I want to be one with my couch and look at pretty pictures flash in front of me.
I came to this decision yesterday when I got home from work. Hubby was working late so it was just me and the kitten. My natural inclination was to walk in the house, play with Daisy for a few, grab a snack, and sit down on the couch. Who cares if the house is a mess, my library book is due, there’s laundry to be done, and other projects are calling to me. Luckily, yesterday I was clear-headed enough to realize the TV had brainwashed me. I was slowly turning into a zombie, and unless I want Hubby chopping my head off like a character in Left4 Dead (which he has promised to do if I ever get ‘infected,’ quote “because I love you”), something needed to change.
I began my TV-limited evening by returning my book to the library so I wouldn’t owe them money. Sidenote: I was surprised and impressed at the number of people at the library on a Monday night. As a librarian’s daughter, it makes me happy. Ok, so back to my other tangent. Once I got home, I once again resisted the urge to turn on the tv as background and opted for my ipod instead. After throwing in a load of laundry, it was time to tackle a project. I am somewhat of a DIY diva and have become the go-to person for craftiness among my friends. The current project I am commissioned is a gift card box/holder made of Scrabble boards for my friend’s wedding Sunday. Those little buggers are a b*tch to cut with an X-acto! I’ll put up pictures when I finish it in the next few days. I sufficiently figured out how I was making the box/holder, created all the pieces and had done a few loads of laundry by the time Hubby got home and we collectively melted into the couch to watch our DVRed Monday night premiers (yay, HIMYM is back!). Apparently I have the ability to actually get things done in the evening!
I guess the moral of today’s post: turning off the TV can increase brain function and productivity…. who knew?!