.. 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? 🙂
I am a TV addict with an even more TV addicted hubby. I wanted to cut back but it’s hard when a bit tired and there is an arm chair right in front of the running telly.
I should get round to it however. Your example is very inspiring!
Keep it up!
Do try it out and all the best 🙂
Watching Television at the cost of reading is the issue…. If you are inclined to language and reading…. TV viewing becomes the most unchallenging activity for the brain….
Reading is probably the most difficult task for the human mind… hence reading is very important.
Congrats for this decision to shun TV… embrace language…
Yeah, I totally agree with you. More over watching TV is kind of addicting and once you are into it, it is kind of difficult to get out.
I do not have TV in my room for the past two years and I have not lost anything
In fact I have gained everything
Any latest News, I am able to get at Net itself
And the advantage of reading news in internet is that, you don’t get to see those stupid ads. 🙂
I have never been that big a fan of TV 🙂