How Do You Watch TV? How MUCH Do You Watch TV?
What's The " The Bigger-The-Better" Productivity Destroying Monster That We All Want At Least One Of In Our Homes?
Did that sentence above make sense? I've read it over and tweaked it a couple of times. If this version makes you concentrate to understand it, you should have seen the first version.
Short answer: The television, of course.
With TV, bigger IS better. I've got a 65 inch flat screen in my living room, and it's AWESOME!
What Are Your Viewing Habits?
If you're like me, you watch waaaay too much TV. Here's an example from my own life. I normally start watching at around 3-5 in the afternoon, and quit at around 11 p.m. Sure, I do stuff while the TV is on, but the amount of time I spend glued to the couch with the remote in my hand should make me wonder if I'm an antisocial moron.
And I'm not alone. Check out the following screen shot.
That's just about everybody, right?
OK, so everyone's got a TV. Or more than one. Personally, I have three, plus two that aren't hooked up. Maybe I should be embarrassed and hook up those two that aren't.
(What a great device for keeping kids entertained, though. How do people without a TV ever get any time to themselves if they have young children?)
Anyway, here's another screen shot.Here's the report.
I'm sure I'm right there with the average, or maybe I'm above average.
Aren't we told that if we spend 2-4 hours a day working on our businesses that we'll be successful?
So it's simple, right? Stop watching TV and get busy with the writing and the training. It's a no-brainer!
Except it's not.
Screen shot #3:
According to the above Wikipedia definition, addiction consists of three things.
- It is a brain disorder
- It is a compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli
- It has adverse consequences
I would venture to say that watching 4 hours of TV a day might qualify as an addiction for some of us.
Especially if we watch old reruns of The Andy Griffith Show or I Love Lucy because we don't want to turn the thing off.
I'll have to ask that guy in the mirror it he's an addict.
It's A Matter Of Priorities.
We do what we most want to do at any given time.
Take the time to analyze your day, and how much watching TV impacts that day, and your priorities. Choose how to use your time accordingly.
Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment and we'll open a discussion on the subject.