Since I got rid of my television almost three years ago, I realised how much time I was wasting in front of it. I no longer needed one and I watch movies or series I’m interested in on my mac. It’s a liberating experience.
When I tell people I don’t have a TV, they look at me with a worried or horrified look, and I always have to explain that I made the conscious decision no to have one. That I do no need nor want one.
My days are more meaningful: my daily or social schedule never depends on TV shows or series, I’m not bombarded by TV adverts all day long, I can read a book or a magazine with my breakfast, and I love falling a sleep with my book in my hands like I used to do when I was little.
My time is so important and so little that I make sure it’s spent in the best way possible. Always. It’s again all about #livemoredomorebemore, but this time is mainly about #livebetter. It’s about the quality again. It’s about making choices that will impact your life positively. Doing things you like instead of what’s easier. Sometimes, in fact, it’s about making an effort.
Before switching the telly on tonight, ask yourself: when was last time I asked my wife/husband/partner how was their days? Or your children: when was the last time you played with them? What if for once you played cards instead of sitting on the sofa to watch telly with them? What about if you just chatted with them with no phones. No tablets no TV to divide you?
Sometimes we need to make an effort to be happier.
Sometimes, it’s just about closing all the noise outside and finding the silence within us.
to wander from the proper path, to deviate from the direct course, to be lost, to become wild, to be without a mother or father, to be without a home, to move about aimlessly in search of something, to diverge or digress. – Cheryl Strayed~Wild
Do you own a television? How do you spend your quality time?
Have a remarkable day.