In my January goals update I set myself the challenge to watch only two hours of TV a week.
As things stand, it looks pretty good, I no longer ‘marathon’ TV boxsets of shows I must watch.
And I limit myself to watching one episode of a show a week.
The only disadvantage is when I meet up socially with friends or at work when someone says “Did you watch…”
Actually no I didn’t…. I did some writing and made a handmade birthday card.
In reflection for this goal, I was already getting quite good at watching less and less TV. You could ask me to name all the new shows that debuted last year and I think I would be lucky if I could count five on my fingers.
Therefore it was not a major struggle – it was just interesting that I have started keeping diary for my goals, including the negatives. It shows how little TV I have watched.
I will continue to watch no more than two hours of television a week. This is not really a challenge to me because I don’t miss it! As a result I have written and drawn, spent more time with loved ones and focused on getting where I want to in my career.
In reflection I can’t believe how much of my life I have wasted being unproductive watching the box.
So what next for this goal?
For me I don’t feel like I need to monitor my TV use in such a way anymore. I have gradually reduced how much TV I have watched since last year and as I add the two hour limit in my January goals, I have addressed how much binge watching I do with TV boxsets.
My plan now is to focus on my other goals.