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No TV!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

When I moved last year I made a conscious decision not to take my TV with me, I thought that it would be too easy to slip back into my old ways when I moved to a new area- watching tv, eating and not joining a gym. I wanted to live my life rather than watch others (fictional) living their lives.

The first thing I did when I moved was locate a new gym, followed by the library, I ensured I had the internet too!

Most of the office chat is around what programmes were on the night before so at times I feel that I cannot contribute to these chats however I can honestly say I do not miss the TV!!

My best friend says that she would never cope without one, my response- have you tried? She hasn't!

When I walk into my home I feel a sense of calm, a tranquility I have never felt before moving. I feel I can shut the world out until I want to face it again.

I have 24 hours in my day, just as everyone else does however I do feel that I get so much more done since I have moved and have no tv to occupy my time. I now feel I utilise every moment of my life

I still visit friends with tv's and now the constant background noise drives me mad but for years I used to put the TV on telling myself it was just for background noise!

The amount of people that look at me as if I am not speaking a language they understand when I say I have no TV is amazing, they say they've never met anyone without a tv before and what's it like!!

I feel liberated as I no longer rush home to watch the latest soap, or build my life around which programmes I want to watch.

I feel I am now in total control of my life, which is the most amazing feeling, I wouldn't change this for anything

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CELEST 3/25/2010 4:46PM

    I understand fully. I own a TV, but for almost 8 months I had needy family living in my lounge (one set after the other) which meant getting access to viewing was a bit awkward. I turned off my DSTV, and have not bothered to turn on my TV even though the last of the family moved out since the beginning of February. I thought I would miss it, but truly my life is full and I don't miss it at all. The only thing that you miss is being able to add "rubbish talk about fictional people". At a wedding I recently attended I was told I reminded people of Jeannie D - a presenter. I had to google Jeannie D to know who they were talking about. LOL NOW DONT SWITCH OFF MY INTERNET that would be a different matter altogether.

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FUNNINFIT 3/16/2010 1:28PM

    Wow! That sounds great for you-I'd love not having TV-I can spend so much time reading, working outside/being on the internet-plus, like you, when I do watch TV, I feel like I have to eat!
keep us posted on how you're doing with this and if you 'convince' anyone else to try doing without tV

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MONARCHCT 3/16/2010 7:06AM

    Although my husband watches a lot of "stuff" in the evening, I sit with my laptop as most of the shows bore me & all the commercials (repeated, repeated, repeated) make me crazy. Other than the news, which is usually depressing, I think I could give up TV too. Anything that happened is on the internet if I feel I need to catch up. What a great way to make full use of your time.

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ILOVESP 3/16/2010 5:22AM


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MARYJOANNA 3/16/2010 5:19AM

  Good for you! We have a couple in our Sunday School class who have never had a tv. It certainly would be a challenge! I applaud you!

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