Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What happens when you don't turn on the TV for a week?

“What could you accomplish if you stopped watching TV? What would you do with all the extra time?” My wife asked me these questions two weeks ago. After a short discussion, we decided to find out for ourselves. We completely eliminated television from our lives last week. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience. We now have a plan to drastically reduce our future viewing habits.

Here are 40 positive effects from our week without television.

Wrote 4 blog posts. – I usually only have time to write 2 articles a week.

Made it to the gym 5 times. – I went Monday through Friday for about 45 minutes, hitting every major muscle group.

Increased household communication. – TV kills the flow of household communication. We both noticed that we had a lot more time to talk.

Read a novel cover to cover. – I read the short novel “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse. It’s a powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to approaching an understanding of reality and attaining enlightenment. I highly recommend it.  More...

See also: Simon's cat TV dinner...

And this: Indian jailbird Dara Singh goes on hunger strike to have cable TV in his cell!!!

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