What do you do in other 8 hours??
Within the 24 hours a day, if you sleep 8 hours, work 8 hours, then you still have other 8 good hours to spend! After a quick finger counting, you might say that you work more than 8 hours, plus time spent on commuting to work, eating, chatting with friends, taking care of family chores, spending time with kids, watching TV, internet surfing…etc, you just simply don’t have anytime left, let alone the quality nor the hours for yourself!
So, what do you spend most of your 8 hours on?
A statistic survey concluded by A.C. Nielsen Co., indicates that the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV per day (or 28 hours per week, or 2 months of non-stop TV-watching per year). In other words, when you reach 65 years old, you would have spent 9 years in front of the TV.
Nowadays, with Generation Y, X, Z(M), we just change from in front of TV to in front of computer. It’s the same behavior without changing the concept in the mind.
Do you also spend 4 hours per day on TV or computer? or even more? Just imagine if you could insert those 9 additional years (assuming 4 hours per day) at age 30 (or at any age as you wish), how much more could you have achieved!! How much money or career progress could we have made?! Not to mention how much more time we may invest with love ones and family to enrich and strengthen our relationships with them! How much more could we have done than just sitting in front of TV watching our time away or on computer playing games or watching streaming!
If you have more time, what will be the things you always want to do? If you have half day or one day off, on what activity and how would you like to spend this day? Solely for yourself or spend with particular others? Is there anything that has been calling for your actions?
This is the time we become aware and say “No” to TV or computer streaming. This is not a post against television or the lovely series that we spend hours and attention on.
It is more about we find some hours and make time for ourselves! To do the things we always want to do.
Why not join us our Weekly Challenge,
2012 Count Down Week 4 – No TV for a week!
For those who really want to start making a difference in the other 8 hours, may I recommend you to read this book by Robert Pagliarini, THE OTHER 8 HOURS.
For those who normally use watching TV as a way to relax their mind after a long day, why not try other ways of relaxation! See <30 Ways to Relax.