That’s right! Turn it off, throw it out your window, smash it with a hammer, set it on fire, just get rid of it!
Your television may be one of the biggest time wasters in your life, and your life is far too valuable to waste watching silly, inane programs that bring little or no value into your life and keep you from getting work done, or playing with your kids, or getting exercise, or doing other productive things.
While there are some very worthwhile programs that are presented on TV such as award winning educational shows, shows about history and science and even some programs that are light-hearted and entertaining enough to leave us feeling uplifted, there are many, many shows that are just a waste of time. That’s time that you could spend working on building your Network Marketing business, or doing other things that are fulfilling and important.
I want you to really think about the amount of time you spend each day and each week watching TV. Usually when someone watches television, they aren’t doing much else. It’s too distracting to work on business.
TV also does not count as quality time with family and friends. Sitting in front of the TV, eyes fixed on the screen, energy focused on the show that you’re watching doesn’t allow for anything that could rightly be described as quality time. Instead, you could be outside playing a game with your children, or learning a new hobby with a friend, or going for a jog together (spending time together and getting in shape!).
Did you know that TV takes some vital things away from you besides time for working on your business and spending quality time with family and friends? It takes away time that you could be spending on healthy things like going to the gym or going for a bike ride (fresh air and sunshine!). Some people find that sitting in front of the television contributes to weight gain (less exercise and more temptation to snack while watching). Talk about wallowing in a life void of success!
Plus – television watching has been found to affect your brain. Studies have shown that TV watching leads your higher brain centers to shut down. These are the areas that involve critical thinking. Other studies have shown that reading and listening to music stimulates your brain because doing these things actually forces your brain to use it’s creativity to visualize what’s going on, so they are better activities.
Here are some hints that can help you watch less TV, leaving you more time (and brain power) for other interests and for your business:
- See if you can go without television for a whole week. This will help you reframe your thinking about the importance of TV watching.
- Make a list of the shows that are important to you and that you especially like. List them in order of priority.
- Create a TV watching schedule that allows you to watch TV for a maximum of one hour per day.
- Find other things to do – start an exercise program, play games with your kids, start a new hobby, go on a date, work on your Network Marketing plan, write articles, work on your Network Marketing social networking – you get the idea.
You really don’t have to get rid of your TV. But do put it in it’s place. Part of being successful in Network Marketing and life is getting your priorities straight.
TV isn’t a priority.