I’m not a big TV watcher by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t have cable, but I do like streaming shows and the library has a good DVD collection.
But, on the other hand, it’s been slowly creeping into my life more and more. More TV means less other things… fewer books, fewer journal entries, fewer phone calls or letters to friends.
So, 14 days in to 2013, I’m setting a resolution for the year: LESS TV.
I’m capping my TV at 4 hours a week, starting today. That means 4 one-hour shows. Or two movies. Or eight sitcom episodes. You get the idea.
When I was a graduate student, I was much more on this plan. Thursday nights I would turn on NBC for the sitcom/ER line-up and that was pretty much it. In college, I would devote Tuesdays (or was that Wednesdays?) to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and X-Files on Sundays.
This is still probably more than that, but I don’t have homework anymore.
I think it’s going to be a bit of a challenge, truthfully. While I still read (of course), it seems like of late, I’m much more likely to put in a DVD instead of pick up a book. I don’t like this change and want to unplug and keep my brain in better shape. For the year of wanting to read quality books (instead of a set number) it feels like it’s a necessary change.
I’ll let you know how it goes.