Daily TV watching is no longer a part of my life and hasn’t been for almost seven months now. I don’t watch the news, I don’t watch the weekly shows that used to be my favorites, I don’t watch sports and I don’t watch the weather. I rarely turn my TV on unless I’m sitting down to watch a rented movie or to stream some Netflix.
So why did I quit watching TV every day? Well, it wasn’t a resolution where I swore off of TV or anything like that. It was more a change in my lifestyle that evolved because my focus had changed. I was busy reading and listening to self improvement material, meditating, taking walks, trying to eat healthy and concentrating on the good things in life. I needed silence … the chance to think … to feel … and to not have distractions. It was a self reflective period and the TV just didn’t fit in. I don’t miss it either.
This change has been a very positive one! I now spend my evenings on the same beneficial activities that I started seven months ago plus I’m focusing on having fun and laughing too (I have a goofy dog and silly kids that help in that regard). I’m getting more sleep and feel much more refreshed and ready to hit the day when I wake up. I am more confident on a consistent basis, I feel less frustrated and I’m just generally happy. Exchanging my TV viewing time for empowering activities is paying off!
Tonight I was perusing some meditation websites and I found this video. Click on the musical note below the video and enjoy. I could enjoy a daily dose of this!
I do understand being busy (I raised six kids!) but give it a good try. Try to find just 15 minutes every day and use it to learn and grow. There is a lot of good material available; you won’t have to search for long. CDs and audio-books are great and can be listened to while driving, cooking, getting ready for work, etc. I love my Kindle for book reading and I also use the iPhone app. Some meditation and hypnosis CDs are designed to be listened to while going to sleep so they won’t take any additional time. If nothing else, get outside and take a walk. There is something very soul cleansing about being outside and breathing in the fresh air.
Please let me know if you try this and how it works out for you. Also let me know if you find some good books, CDs or if you have some tips to share. I started this transformation seven months ago and I’m still going strong. I don’t ever want to go back to my old lifestyle and I wish the same growth for you! 🙂