02 : Turn off your TV

Every Monday Matters

This is the second in a series of (hopefully) 52 posts related to the book Every Monday Matters. I'd love it if some other people wanted to go through the book with me. Contact me if you're interested.

How many hours do I spend during the week watching TV?
Zero. None. Nada. Zilch.

So instead of cutting back on watching the tube, I'm going to cut back on the big timesuck of my life.

The interweb.

Like I've said before, I spend way too much time online.

The worst part of it is that I don't even do anything productive. I'll sit down to write an email or something and the next thing I know, it's three hours later and I've watched a bunch of YouTube videos and started an argument with the nice folks at Google about how FeedBurner should handle comments (I'm kind of a geek) and commented on every blog I've read.

What's the point?

So today, I'm fasting from the internet. For the next 24 hours, no blogs, no YouTube, no random Wikipedia searches.

I am also going to be much more intentional about the time that I do spend online. Do what needs to be done, and that's it.

The goal of all of this is not to show that the internet it evil (it may be a series of tubes, but not evil), but to cut down on the amount of time I waste in all areas of my life.