My TV abstinence experiment failed. Actually, it didn’t fail, but it was cut short. Monday through Wednesday I didn’t watch TV at all, even when I was in a hotel room in Phoenix Wednesday night. Do you know how hard that is? It’s hard. But last night (Thursday), I got home from my Sonic shoot and felt that I deserved a little unwind time. Because during those 3 days of no TV, I actually did get a lot done. It happened to be a busy week so I didn’t have that much downtime anyway, but I did find myself using that downtime much more productively.
So what will I take from my ground-breaking 3 days? It made me realize how much I watch TV just as a default. Like unless something else lures me away, that’s what I do. What I’d like to do is reverse that so that I watch TV when I’ve done everything else, or at the very least to just watch what I really enjoy watching and not just sit there mindlessly looking for anything that marginally interests me.
This is all in theory of course. As I type this, the soothing sounds of some TV show I don’t care about fill the room.