So, we survived TV free week. It was interesting to notice that we went to bed a lot earlier each night which was great. The interesting part was that when it was 8:30 and we were thinking of going to bed my first thought was that it was too early, we could still do stuff. And in the past the stuff that we would do was watch TV. Not really enhancing the quality of our life. Getting an extra 1.5 hours of sleep, now that makes things better.
We had two blips in the week. One night we watched 30 mins of TV and another night we watched 45 mins. And both times we ended up not really watching the TV, we ended up talking or puttering around the house. And even now, I watched some TV yesterday and it didn’t really interest me. I turned it off half way through a show.
I think it all leads to what happens when you break a habit, any habit. You get it out of your system and when you start “allowing” yourself to have it again you don’t want it like you did before. And all it took for us was one week. One week to break the hold that watching TV had on us.
What has a hold on you? What habits do you want to change? Eating less sugar, playing more with your kids, getting up earlier? Challenge yourself to break that hold for just one week, for seven days. You will be amazed at how different everything feels when you come out the other side into a new week, into a new way of living your life.