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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sometimes I wish we had no TV - How do you handle it?

Somedays I find myself watching too much TV.

If I watch TV with a meal, I just tend to keep watching it, or if I sit down for a break and watch it, I end up watching it for way too long.

I get upset at myself for watching TV, and not spending more time with my kids, but I still do it.

The same can be said for the computer. I can spend so much time on the computer. I go to quickly check my emails or something, and end up staying on.

OH, I need out of this cycle.

The computer is not bad, but me spending too much time on it is.

I am thinking about declaring a no TV day a week, or have no TV hours.

How do you all handle too much TV and computer time?


Tristan said...

Yes, it's so easy to get sucked in, isn't it?

For the TV, we have no channels, so we have to take the extra step of turning on a dvd. We are trying Netflix this month and I'm not sure if we'll keep it.

We've done both No tv days and No tv times. A great trick to help with that, or even just to make you have to really think before turning on the tv, is to unplug it. Then it takes extra effort to turn on and that is your prime opportunity to ask yourself if you really should, or if there is something else better to do.

As for the computer - I'm not a good person to ask. LOL.

Cristi said...

I've had many days lately when I'd love to just throw the TV out the window. I'm seriously considering "losing" the remote control for a while. With the cable set-up, nobody could watch w/o the remote.

As for TV, I've found that putting mine back to sleep in the mornings (after I do a quick check) keeps me from getting sucked back into it over and over again throughout the day. I should do it more often.

Cristi said...

Oops. I meant that I put the computer back to sleep.


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