Reason #1: T.V. is like a Twinkie. It is fun while you’re eating/watching it, but afterwards you feel like blah…. you know, that “why did I eat that, I feel so sick” feeling. Have you ever experienced this? After watching a show, or shows, you have this flat, drained feeling that lingers for awhile. TV sucks your creative energy right out of you and leaves you with the Twinkie feeling. So don’t eat the Twinkie… turn off the T.V.!
Reason #2: T.V. steals REAL quality moments. I don’t know about you, but there are very few times I can say I’ve felt more bonded with someone after watching a show with them. If you really want to connect with someone, especially your children or spouse, turn off the T.V.
Reason #3: T.V. is addicting. The more you watch, the more you want to watch more. It gets hard to turn off, and believe me, 4 am and three seasons of Smallville later, not only have you officially gotten to know the addicting side of T.V., but you feel like a zombie the next day. (Yes, I know this from experience.) So, wake up and be alive… turn off the T.V.
SO WHAT TO DO?
I’m going to do an experiment. I have decided to go on a three-day TV fast to see how my life is impacted. That means I’m unplugging the TV for three days.That’s right, no TV, no movies, no shows, zippo, zilch, for 72 hours. Can I do it?… absolutely! Anyone else want to do this with me? Are you up for the challenge? Three days. See how your life changes… I’m excited to see how mine does.