Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Banned for three weeks

In an attempt to strengthen our marriage, to work on building better habits, and to find better hobbies, Russ and I have banned television from our home for at least three weeks. I recently read an article on MSNBC.com about a study being conducted. They are researching twenty couples that have stopped watching tv for three weeks. These couples found that they turned to each other, physical exercise, and reading as subsitutes for the tv. They also found that most of the couples didn't go back to watching tv regularly as they did before. I found this study interesting because I watch way too much tv. I come home in the evening and instead of doing housework or something productive, I turn on Law and Order or Top Chef. I have always loved tv, but why? Why do I sit on the couch and watch endless amounts of murder, cheating, train wreck lives, and everything else? Why do I care what happens to Rachel and Ross? Why do I feel a pull towards the Real Housewives of Orange County? I have wasted way too many hours of my life watching things on tv when I could have been doing something productive. I plan to change my habits and make myself a better person in the process.

2 comments:

Chris said...

does this mean more time on the playstation for russ and the computer for you?

Earl Gearl said...

No, the playstation is off limits, also and I don't have that much to do on the computer. That's not what this study is designed for anyway.