January No TV Challenge
It surprisingly wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I found some huge positives to this. I found I ate less. If I had to sit down and eat with out the tv on I didn't eat as much. I also listened to so much more music. I rekindled my love with show tunes (I have always been a huge theater nerd.) I liked to listen to them, I would listen to a whole sound track at night and it was like getting a story I could sing along with while cleaning my house. I also found some new musicians I love. I also read a lot more.
Unfortunately, I was hoping watching no TV would make me super productive. I'm beginning to see that it needs to be a motivation change not just an outside distractions thing. I didn't watch mindless tv..... but I did find things on the internet I didn't know existed. I did spend some time on my blog, but I also wasted so much time on other things.
Over all It was a really positive thing. I am going to watch TV again, but I think I might change the way I watch it. I plan to not turn it on during nap. I also plan to not turn it on until dinner and toys are cleaned up for the night. That being said... while I haven't been watch tv Netflix is now streaming the West Wing. Tomorrow night after babies are in bed and everything is picked up. Me, my tv, a glass of wine and some West Wing episodes have a date!
Tomorrow I will be announcing Februaries challenge. It is a good one! Make sure to check back!