Monday, May 10, 2010
saying goodbye to the television...
"no television for a week."
those words were spoken by my oh so wise husband last night.
i waste SO much time watching stupid shows, when i could be doing so many other things.
:::here's how the idea got started:::
last night, brad and i met with a couple we really admire over dinner. we asked them about their first year of marriage, and they shared with us things that were hard & things that were great. they told us that for their first year of marriage they didn't own a television. yes... it's true... they didn't own a television their first year of marriage [they've been married for 6 1/2 years so it wasn't that long ago.] not having the distraction of a tv their first year of marriage was one of the best decisions they've made. they challenged brad and i to go 6 months without a television... we compromised and said we would try a week :] [ironically brad had already mentioned this no tv for a week idea in the car ride over to their house.]
today was day one, and i will be honest... i missed watching ellen, oprah & law and order, but i have accomplished so much in the time i would've been watching these shows. i worked out longer, finished my homework, ate dinner with brad NOT in front of the tv [which is a rare occasion] but face to face at our quant dining room table that usually is consumed by our laptops, and started the laundry [which NEVER happens on a monday.]
having a television isn't necessary, and so far, it's been a good reminder that i don't need a show to entertain me.
i am overcoming my automatic, everyday television habits and figuring out that time is precious & not worth wasting.
[who knows... maybe this week will turn into 6 months... which wouldn't be such a bad idea]