Hello! I’m Brian Tracy.
Today, I want to talk to you about
your habit of watching too much television, probably might have it as well.
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I said before that television can be a wonderful tool
or a terrible master,
depending upon what you watch
and how you watch it.
The fact of the matter is that
with each day offering so much potential
for new experiences and challenges
to overcome and memories to make,
spending the entire day or evening in front of a growling screen
is nothing less than a wasted opportunity,
which means wasted life.
Well, there’s nothing wrong with watching TV
every now and then as a sort of a tension reliever.
There are plenty of times when we go overboard with our television consumption.
Today, what do they call it? They call it Binging.
Many people binge 5 to 7 hours a day,
every day irrespective of what special program is on or not on.
So to better understand the drawbacks of too much TV,
let’s take a look at some instances,
in which watching TV can be detrimental to your health, physical and mental.
1.TV can rob you of quality time with others.
For many families,
watching television is their primary family activity.
The problem with this is
it’s not really a family activity at all.
Because no one is communicating.
No one is growing closer together or
engaging with each other.
Watching television is largely a solo activity.
Irregardless of who is watching with you,
it’s basically you and the television.
That’s not to say that a family movie night or watching a sports game together isn’t a lot of fun
or a great way to bring people together.
However, if watching television is the only activity you ever do with your family,
then you’re missing out on opportunities to communicate with them,
grow closer and make memories together.
The solution then is to mix it up from time to time,
go hiking or walk around the block with your family,
have dinner together or play a board game.
The possibilities for fun family activities are endless
and should certainly be not limited to watching television.
Television can get in the way of your achieving your goals.
Television is a tempting distraction and
it can easily rob hours from you
before you even realize it.
What you may have intended to be a short break
suddenly turns into an entire day or evening
spent in front of the TV.
Now some people don’t have any goals
outside of their day job.
So when they get off work,
it doesn’t bother them at all to spend the rest of the afternoon watching TV.
For the rest of us though,
it’s important not to let TV get in the way of accomplishing our goals.
Keeping the television from distracting you from your goals,
the attraction of distractions, what I call it.
Whatever those goals may be is an exercise in self-control.
So set a limit for how much TV
you’re going to allow yourself to watch and stick to it.
Once you reach that limit,
dedicate the rest of your time to
pursuing whatever goals you want to accomplish.
In the end, the hours spent pursuing those goals will be
so much more rewarding than hours spent watching TV.
TV can become a detriment to your health.
Chances are that when you were a child,
your mum probably warned you more than a few times that
watching too much TV was bad for your health.
As is often the case,
it turns out that mum’s right.
Studies show a correlation between
too much TV consumption and negative health consequences
and they are numerous,
and the side effects of too much TV are wide-ranging.
Watching too much television has been
增重 眼损伤 糖尿病
associated with weight gain, eye damage, diabetes,
increased aggression, sleep problems,
stunted language development in children
and even premature death.
A big part of the reason why too much TV is unhealthy
is the fact that the time spent in front of a TV
is time that you are not spending doing healthy physical activities.
So be sure to balance out your TV consumption
with plenty of exercise.
Finally, too much TV can slow down your mental functions.
According to USA Today, you actually become dumber
the more hours you watch television.
Here’s your IQ kind of depletes
like a muscle becomes weak without use,
your brain becomes weak as well.
So when you’re watching television,
your mind is spaced out, almost in a dreamlike state.
The problem is
that if you are spending hours each day in this spaced out state,
you are dulling your mental functions.
Like any other part of your body,
your mind requires exercise to stay sharp.
Watching TV all day does to your mind
is what lying in bed all day does to your body.
It starves of the exercise it needs to stay in shape and
slowly erodes your mental strength.
Make sure you are challenging your mind each day,
tackling new problems that require critical thinking skills.
Read, work on puzzles,
write, paint or do any of the countless activities
that challenge your mind and keep it sharp.
Otherwise you risk letting TV
slow down your mental functions
and dull your sharp wit.
Before we wrap up,
I’d like to leave you with a thought to
share with your friends and followers.
“Television can be a wonderful tool or a terrible master,
depending upon what you watch, how you watch it.”
Now I’d love to hear from you.
So my question today is this:
how much more would you get done every day
if you watched a little less TV?
Leave a comment below
and I’ll be sure to follow up with you.
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