Yup. I am one of the “weirdos.” It seems like most people try to make small talk and ask what shows I watch and I laugh and say, I don’t have any. (Ok, one.)
We actually have cable and to say that I never watch TV would be a lie. I have nothing against it, but awhile back I realized I just don’t have the desire to get sucked into shows. I feel like Steve Chandler’s 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself has something to do with it. He said that when you watch TV, you’re watching others do what they love–they are living out their dream, while we basically sit like zombies. Now, I’m sure this post will get some eye rolls, but seriously, think about how much TV the average person watches…
l love a good movie and I do actually have one show left that I enjoy (This is Us), cue the tears– but long gone are sitting in front of the TV and watching episode after episode of The Real Housewives, or The Hills. The kids do watch some TV, they actually prefer movies too lately which is funny. They do enjoy Vamprina, Puppy Dog Pals & Fancy Nancy as of late.
So, what do I do with my time? I’m usually just busy livin the #momlife #wifelife. I cook a lot all day long, which then involves a lot of cleaning and dishes. While doing that, I try very hard to listen to books on audio, good podcasts, or catch up with friends via Marco Polo. Sometimes I put on some music; lately I’ve been listening to country music. (Getting ready for Luke Bryan later this month!)
I also love You Tube. I just feel like I need to be learning things all the time so I’d rather be spending my time doing these other things. I enjoy being inspired by other moms or women who decorate, cook, clean and enjoy life!
I also work on our Rent to Own business, read books for pleasure, play with kids, talk with my husband, walk the dogs, and honestly the only time I find to sit (or stand) to watch anything I’m folding laundry.
I also try not to watch the news. I can’t even do the Today Show without rolling my eyes and boy I used to LIVE by that show.
I do check in here and there, but I try to fill my mind with really good thoughts, education or personal growth. I know that we watch way less TV in the Summer because we are outside doing all the things. Come cooler weather, we’ll throw on football games and cozy up by the fire…but even then I’m still usually in the kitchen with my jazz music going or something!
Like I said, I’m not anti-TV but I certainly think, like anything, everything best in moderation. If you feel like you have “NO TIME” just take a look at where times goes. I am guilty at falling down the FB or Insta rabbit hole and have to catch myself and such, but I just don’t have Netflix or find myself having that habit of being a couch potato. Growing up I wasn’t much of a huge TV or video gamer, so I guess it may just be in my nature.
Instead of TV ideas…
- read a book
- go on a walk
- cook a meal
- listen to a podcast
- write a blog
- play with kiddos/pets
- work on a side hustle
- write in a journal
- have meaningful conversations with my husband/friends/family
What are your thoughts on TV?