By Denise Daub
This past week I tried something new… I turned off the TV.
Instead of watching the news with my coffee, I sat on my deck. I took time to journal, read and think. At the end of the day if I found my eyes to be too tired to read, I listened to my ipod or meditated.
It wasn’t too difficult, I can never find anything to watch anyway. Whenever I turn on the TV I usually end up feeling frustrated because there is nothing on that interests me. My husband can always find something to watch which just makes me more frustrated because not only is there nothing I want to watch, I don’t want to watch what he wants to watch either!
I finally realized how much time I was wasting in front of the boob tube watching mindless shows that don’t interest me and getting angry at the TV. So, I turned it off and found all this extra time to do things that I have been wanting to do, but just never seem to have the time.
Now, not only am I being more constructive with my time, I am not wasting time being angry at the TV.
Needless to say I am happier and my mental health has definitely improved. 🙂