Confession, I’m kind of a huge tv junkie. When I think about how I want to spend my time relaxing, I usually think of being in my sweats, curling up, and bingeing on a show. Don’t get me wrong, I think that’s absolutely ok to do, but I was thinking that in 2017, maybe I should be branching out a bit more. They have these things called books, which I also enjoy but, I definitely need to choose reading over tv more.
Unplugging is beneficial because it gives you a chance to do things you love that don’t involve a device. It’s a chance to actually connect with yourself and with your loved ones. You know, like being old fashioned and talking in person, with some eye contact. If you’re a creative person, it can also help get your creative juices flowing. Rather than just googling things, it helps push you to think outside the box on your own.
Not only do I need to read more but I need to make time for all the things that are more important than just zoning out and mindlessly watching something for hours. So, starting this month at 8 every evening, I’m going to be turning off the tv, phone, and computer (music is still acceptable). Then at the end of the month, I’ll check back in and let you all know how it went. If you want, you can try it with me and we will all see how it goes!