- Monday-no tv
- Tuesday-2hours of Biggest Loser and 1 hour of Parenthood
- Wednesday-1/2 hour of Modern Family, 1/2 hour of Better With You
- Thursday-no tv
- Friday-1 hour of What Would You Do
- Saturday-no tv
- Sunday- 1 hour of Desperate Housewives, 1 hour of Brothers and Sisters
What does this mean? It first means that nothing that I watch is wholesome or beneficial or changing me for the better. In fact, a lot of it is just crap. It secondly means that I spend 7 hours (at the least because some nights I will watch an episode of Seinfeld and sometimes I watch tv during the kids nap time) watching tv a week. That's a lot of time I could get back in my life. What could I do with 7 free hours? I could spend more 1 on 1 with Jeremy. I could read my Bible and learn TRUTH. I could pull weeds and water my lawn (which makes me happy), I could research ways to teach my children, I could have people over and build meaningful relationships. . . the list could go on and on.
What's the plan? The plan is to drop tv cold turkey. I don't need it and it has become something in my life that I plan my day around and that I feel entitled to. It's easy for me to say that in the grand scheme of life I really don't watch much tv, but 7 hours of more productive time could make a huge impact in my life and in my household. So it's gotta go. From now until the end of April I no longer watch tv. I'll let you know if it impacts my life like I think it will. I have a sneaky suspicion that it won't hurt.
Is there anything in your life that you feel entitled to that isn't really helping you or anyone else in your life? I dare you to cut it out. See what happens when you find more time in your day. See what happens when you do something for someone else during your free time. Let me know if you take the dare and we can help each other out during this next month :)