I watch TV. I love it. I love to sit down and watch Netflix. I am a binge TV watcher. I am one of those people who watch a show episode after episode and series after series. I love it. And I watch all kinds of shows: thrillers, drama, comedy, action, documentaries and even kids TV when my grandchildren stay over.
Statistics claim the average person will watch 9 years of TV by the time they ‘pop their clogs.’ Another stat says Americans watch 34 hours of TV a week. And yet, I hear people say, “I don’t watch much TV.” So who is watching? There is a feeling that we shouldn’t be watching so much. Well, today, I am shouting from the roof tops, “I love TV.”
When I was a little girl we didn’t have TV. And when we finally got one, it was black and white and there were hardly any TV programs. So TV has always seemed a wonderful thing to me. However, depression can turn TV into an addiction so people end up watching all day long and not doing anything else. I’m aware that I could be totally addicted to TV if I’m not careful. So I only watch TV after about 6:00 pm at night.
Maybe you don’t have a TV addiction thing going, which is great. If you are like me and there is a possibility of watching it too much—which I count as all day long or every moment of my free time, then just be aware of what you are doing. Remember there is no right and no wrong way to live a life, there are just consequences.
Being a Life Warrior is not about having a critical parent over your shoulder telling you what you should and should not be doing. Being a Life Warrior is about being aware of what you are doing and doing mostly things that encourage, enlighten and inspire you. I say mostly, because we are not aiming to be perfect….we are aiming to be Life Warriors and Life Warriors make mistakes. Life Warriors have failures, the difference is that we work to overcome them. We do not allow them to bring us down. We have been there, done that, got the t-shirt of depression, and now we are on the other side. We are vital, amazing and brilliant Life Warriors.
Today, simply become aware of how much TV you watch. If you feel you are watching too much, then simply watch less. That’s all my friend. Simply watch less.