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Last week we challenged ourselves to go TV free, this included watching things on the laptop. We'd chatted about it the week before but I didn't think the hubby could do it so I was quite surprised when he agreed. He's in advertising but even I was finding the ads to be the only interesting thing on. Mostly though it was a challenge about unplugging a little, to see what difference it made.

I found I unconsciously turn the telly on in the evenings when I'm the only one home. Something I realised after reaching for the remote a couple of times, forgetting the challenge. I've decided to consciously change this habit by putting music on or even enjoying some silence instead. The hubby read a book he's started many times before but never managed to get past the same few pages. We also chatted more, about our days, future plans and just stuff in general. This week, we are consciously watching less.

Have you gone without TV for any amount of time? Do you live in a TV free home? I'm impressed by that. I think I could live TV-less but I know the husband would object.

5 comments:

Imogen Eve said...

Oh, I dream of living tv-less, but Rodge objected furiously when I mentioned it. Me, I'm more attached to my laptop than the tv. If I check my emails, next thing I know I'm on pinterest and checking all my favourite blogs for an hour. You've just reminded me to close my computer and enjoy the sunshine. Thanks.

Kylie Hunt said...

That's very impressive. I totally agree about the compulsive TV watching when solo - I'm the same... what is that? So strange ;) We go through bouts here... we may not watch anything for weeks and then suddenly get in the habit again. After being away travelling we're often out of the habit too. I always find if I have a deadline crochet project I work better and faster if I'm watching tv at the same time... another oddity ;) There's been loads of tv here lately though because of the Tour de France - love it :) Haven't been reading because of it. Good luck with the no-tv :) Kx

Hannah Bird said...

although i have a tv and find myself sitting in front of it at times when i shouldnt, i do try to have the occasional tv-purge and remind myself that tv is a recent invention in our lives and our elders would have made do without it. Its nice to do that from time to time!
I find myself having the tv on these days purely for background noise - do you do the same?

Laura said...

We cancelled our tv licence this year (here in the UK its quite expensive!) and havent really missed TV. However we do watch programmes/films online quite a lot and boxsets too. But i think it's better as you can choose what to watch and dont just end up watching anything that's on :) Also its good to try a 'no electricity' night where you turn all screens/laptops off and do other things, which sounds like what you've been doing :)

dropstitch said...

I was meant to give up TV this week too, but didn't get round to it. I'm on maternity leave at the moment and have definitely got into a really bad habit of just switching the TV on while I'm feeding the baby and then channel hopping for huge chunks of the day. Then when she goes to bed at night, I channel hop some more, moaning that there's nothing decent on. It's too easy when you're tired but I'd like to kick the habit. Maybe I should follow suit and go cold turkey next week.