Watching television can be a benefit but it can also be a huge distraction.
With more and more new programs being introduced plus the number of channels available seemingly increasing all the time, if we’re not disciplined, we can end up wasting our most precious resource — our time!
I’ve heard television being referred to as many things including the income reduction box or the idiot box. There have been all sorts of research done on people’s television watching habits and preferences which have revealed that in most developed countries, an adult watches an average of three hours of television per day. That equates to over 20 hours per week and over 1,000 hours per year. That is a lot of time to spend in front of a box, doing nothing!
For most of us, television is a part of our lives so it will be extremely difficult to cut television out completely. If you’re one of the lucky few who can or have been able to remove television completely from your life, then congratulations! I certainly admire you for the decision you’ve made. But for the rest of us, getting rid of television may not be so easy therefore it will be useful to get other things done while we’re watching television.