Well, that didn’t work out so well. We began changing the dates of TV-free Tuesday to coincide with nights we already had plans out, so we weren’t really accomplishing anything. So we made the decision to go cold turkey (after the US Open, of course).
Since then I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much time we spend together. Sure, we spent a lot of time together before, but together as in “in the same room,” not actually interacting and talking.
I saw a post on Twitter that happy people watch less television, and a friend commented it is actually the reverse: watching less television actually makes people happier.
I’ll keep you posted on our cable-free existence and how it impacts our life and our relationship. We likely won’t have access to regular television on our big trip, and even when we do it will probably be in a language we don’t speak (well), so this is a practical exercise for us as much as it is a quality-of-life experiment.
How much time do you spend watching television every week? Do you find it hard to accomplish all the things you need/want to do?
Betsy Talbot writes about carving the lifestyle you want out of the life you already have. When she’s not writing, she’s paring down, saving up, and getting ready for a year of travel with her husband.