Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1st 2009

So, it has occurred to me lately that I waste entirely too much time watching television or shows on the internet.  I constantly feel like I don't have enough time for just the basic things I need to do in my life.  I started thinking about what I do with my time on a daily basis.  I spend my time cleaning up after my son and husband(don't get my started), working 2 jobs: 20-30 hours/wk, driving my son to & from school, going to son's activities, doing pilates or running(could do that more), cooking, spending time with freinds and watching TV/internets shows(this is at least 1 hr/day usually more).  It seems to me that my time waster is the TV.  
I didn't have a TV for about 5 years and it was great.  During that time period I did a lot of planning and felt less chaotic.  People were always trying to give me their old TV's b/c they thought it was weird but, it was great.  I used to tell people that I didn't have time to watch TV and I didn't.  I don't have less going on in my life now than I did then. So, why am I spending all this time(At least 7-10 hours/wk) wasting my life away and rotting my brain w/meaningless crap? 
I am going to stop watching television for 1 year and see what happens. I could just get rid of the TV but, my husband would be pissed. So, that means, no more Rock of Love, Rock of Love Charm School, Celebrity Rehab,The Hills, Real chance of Love, I Love New York, I Love New York II, New York Goes to Hollywood, So You Think You Can Dance, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Life, Office, ER, America's Biggest Loser, Law & Order, America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, Super Nanny, Intervention, Dr. Phil, Real World,  Real World/Road Rules Challenges, Exiled,  Kitchen Nightmares, Extreme Home Makeover,  How I Met Your Mother(that one hurts), Survivor, Big Brother, The Mole or any of the other meaningless garbage that rots my brain.  Things I do not consider to be TV/internet shows are the following:  movies in the theatre or at home(0-3 hours/wk spent doing this), short clips on Perez Hilton(10-20 min/day on fav gossip site).  I will allow myself to do those things this year. 
I can't wait to enjoy all my free time in 2009.
*Yes my punctuation and spelling are horrendous.  If you want to read a blog with extreme attention to these two items, find another blog to read.*


  1. You've got more guts than me!!! Then again with 3 kids, I think I could do it!!!! Good luck, and thanks for following!

  2. I LOVE this idea. Seriously, what a productive year you will have! Enjoy the quiet and thanks for the follow.

  3. You are so right, without TV I get so much more done. However watch out that you don't substitute with the computer.Good luck.