.. 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? 🙂