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How to break TV addiction

How to break TV addiction?

Are you addicted to television? Do you just grab a cup of coffee and turn on your TV out of a habit that you have been doing for so long? Or do you do it to avoid going after your goals?

Millions of people have acquired the habit of sitting in front of their TVs every night to watch their favorite shows and soap operas. If there are no shows that interest them, they start flipping the channels hoping to find some kind of show to hold their interest and start watching it again. After all, they want to relax and find something to do, correct? Are you one of them?

Just let me be clear, there is nothing wrong with watching television in moderation. Watching TV becomes a bad habit when you start to over do it and start to avoid working on your goals, taking care of your health, and ignoring your relationships. For more info, check (Power of habit: How to build good habits that last for ever).

Why do you watch too much TV?

Can you honestly answer this question? Take a few minutes and think about it. Do you have a goal that you really try to avoid? Do you have fear that you will fail, so you just sit on your couch and start flipping through the channels instead? Or are you just plain lazy?

Whatever the reason is, you need to realize that there are harmful effects, so allow me to point out some of the reasons why watching too much TV is harmful for you:

1. Time-wasted

The time you lose will never be returned. Every minute you have is precious and should be used to help you live a better life and accomplish something big. Remember, you have only one life to live, so make it worth-while.

2. It makes you in active and lazy

Think about it, if you are addicted to watching your shows, you might start to come up with excuses for not exercising and for not spending enough time with your loved ones.

3. Losing focus on what is important in life

It also makes you lose focus on your plans and the goals that you dream of reaching. To have a focused mentality, you need to be able to concentrate on what is important in your life and get rid of all the distractions.

As I mentioned there is nothing wrong with watching TV if you do it in moderation. However, if you do it in order to deal with your life challenges and escape living in the present, then it is time to raise your awareness and take charge of your life.

So, how do you break addiction to television?

I’m not going to mention to you that you need to do it gradually until you stop spending too much time infront of your television as this is common sense and everyone knows that. What I’m going to say is you need to replace this behavior with a new, positive one.

The new behavior could be devoting more time to exercising or to learning new sports such as karate, yoga or swimming. Or, you could devote more time to enhance and nurture your current relationships. Or, the new habit can be starting a business, writing your first book or novel, or simply reading a beneficial book.

When you replace any unwanted behavior with a new, uplifting one, they will start to become part of your life and personality.

Remember, your life is precious, so focus on living every minute the best you can and focus on the things that can help you achieve greatness.

Building good habits and breaking addictions has never been easy like now.  “Power of habit:  How to build good habits that last for ever” was released by to help you break bad, ugly habits and build new positive ones instead. 

For more information, read:

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