.. and I am really happy about it now.
Like my role models, I thought of abandoning TV as a 30 day experiment and it worked out wonders.
It all started after I moved to Bangalore. I rented a new house and I needed to buy a set-top box to watch TV. I was slightly busy getting settled in the first week and so was not able to do it immediately. After about a week of not watching TV, I thought of continuing it for a month, to see how things turn out.
Now, after a month, I am very happy that I took the decision to abandon it. I was able to save at least 3-5 hours a day and I tried to put in those hours to other things that I always wanted to do, but didn’t had time to do. Following are some of the things that I did in the hours that I saved.
Concentrated more on my blog
I concentrated more on my blog with the extra time I got and it has yielded very good results. Here are some stats.
- In July alone, I have written 16 posts, which is the highest number of posts in a given month in the entire existence of my blog.
- On July 24th, I received the highest number of page views on a single day in the entire existence of my blog.
- In July, I have received the highest number of page views on a single month.
- In July, the traffic to my blog has increased by more than 40%.
Next within these 30 days, I have created and released more than 5 Plugins for the WordPress Plugin competition and have updated around 3 of my old Plugins. Ohh, by the way, do vote for my Plugins
The next best thing, I did during this period is that, I have started going to the gym regularly, which I always wanted to do (but didn’t) for the last 10 years. I could feel that my stamina has increased tremendously after just one week of regular workouts.
I was also able to finish reading around 5 books, which were lying in my bookshelf without reading for quite some time.
I have also invested the extra time in a couple of other projects (which I will talk about soon). I am also working on enhancing the theme that I am using for my blog and you will see it in action with in a week.
I am planning to continue abandon TV and planning to go to theatres to watch movies. May be I will relax this rule a bit, when cricket matches take place.
Overall, I was able to achieve, what I wanted to achieve for years, by just switching off the TV for 30 days. More than achieving things, I am very happy and much relaxed now. No wonder why they say that people who don’t watch TV are very happy.
So what are you going to do for your 30 days experiment?