Are you a couch potato?Are you a couch potato?Your local Aerial Force is capable of getting you into this addiction. Do you have a compulsive habit of watching sitcoms back to back without actually giving yourself a break? Do you think you will call it a day before midnight but end up watching till dawn break? And you are apologetic about it too?Well, looks like you are addicted to watching the television, but fret not. Here are some of the time tested tips to beat the habit and make sure that it never strikes at you again!⦁ Identifying the
Like all addictions, this one also will need you to acknowledge that you have a problem watching habit. The thought process of recognizing and identifying your problem will help you get faster into the mind set of resolving it. And believe us the faster it is done the better. You don’t want to end up like a giant sea lion hogging the tube all the time while eating, sleeping and reading (!) Yes, a recent statistics has proven that when kids and young adults do their homework while watching the screen, only 40 percent of their brain is working and assimilating their day’s lessons. The rest of it is spent in watching and concentrating the moving images on the television.
You must understand that you cannot have a television set in every part of the house. Gone are the days where there were sets in the living rooms, in the individual bedrooms, dining place, and even the bathrooms!
No! Try to have only one television and that which is kept in a commonly shared place. The people must assemble and watch or at least come to the common area to watch. If you have televisions in more than one room than you must either scrap them or sell them or give it to charity. ⦁ You’d only on it if there was something to
It is like you like the Game of Thrones, you check the time and you on the set around fifteen minutes earlier. Do not just aimlessly surf channels in order to find out what is happening across them. You will end up watching way too many hours and not having the complete satisfaction of watching enough of anything either.
Setting time for television is a good idea. There is no big need to follow a correct routine. You can work a schedule according to the sitcoms that you follow or the time you have for your recreation. You must set an alarm where at the expiration of the time you call it quits and go do some productive work.
This may sound a bit absurd but it works like magic. You will only surf the television channels as long as you have the remote control handy. Put it away from you and try to get up each time you want to change the channel or work the volume. You will realize that it is better that you switch off the set than get up each time!
This will sound tyrannical in the beginning but soon you will start seeing great results. There will be improved grades, lesser anger and no more accidentally choking on the food.
How about giving reading a chance? Ever since you have started television, reading has been getting a hit. How about reading at least 30 pages in a day?
You will realize soon that when you are starting your TV time, you only want to watch a while to relax. Soon the minutes turn to hours and then you end up watching the remaining part of the day. Needless to say, you also feel sorry for wasting so much time watching it when you had so much more to do!Why not create a checklist of things to be completed before night fall and keep it close by where you are watching the shows. Constantly looking at the list will make you realize that time is ticking by and that you need to buck up or else you may not be able to finish.
When was the last time you played or went for a walk or even tended the overgrown bushes? Playing board games and outdoor games can do you a world of good and rejuvenate you more than even the briefest stint in from of the idiot box!