Too much TV can have a negative impact on our lives in many ways. A recent study found that the average person watches 5 hours of TV per day. While this may not seem like a lot, it can quickly add up over the course of a week or month. And, as most of us know, TV time is often accompanied by snacking, which can lead to weight gain. Furthermore, too much TV can also lead to isolation and loneliness, as it takes away from time that could be spent with family and friends.
So how do we get to a point where we watch too much TV? It usually starts with good intentions. Maybe we want to relax after a long day or catch up on our favorite shows. But before we know it, we’ve been sitting in front of the TV for hours on end. And soon it becomes a habit to do this.
10 Affirmations To Help You Stop Watching TV All The Time
If you’re finding it difficult to break the habit of watching TV all the time, these affirmations can help. Repeat them to yourself often, and before you know it, you’ll be living a healthier, more productive life without too much TV.
1. I Am In Control Of My Time And Life
When we watch too much TV, we are letting the TV control us.
Think of Jim Carey in Cable Guy who was babysat by the TV. The TV dictated how he thought and acted.
We don’t want the TV to have that much control over us. We need to take back control of our lives and our time.
2. I Am Not Missing Out On Anything By Not Watching TV
Many people believe that they are missing out on something if they don’t watch TV. The truth is, you’re not missing out on anything. You’re actually gaining by not watching TV.
You gain more time to do things you love, you get to be more productive, and you’re less likely to be influenced by commercials.
3. I Don’t Need To Escape My Life By Watching TV
Many people watch TV as a way to escape their life. They watch TV to forget their problems. But, by escaping our problems, we are only prolonging them.
We need to face our problems head-on and deal with them.
4. I Am More Than Just A Consumer
When we watch too much TV, we become nothing more than consumers.
We consume what the TV tells us to consume.
We buy what the commercials tell us to buy.
But we are more than just consumers. We are human beings with our own thoughts, opinions, and dreams.
If you want to be more than just a consumer, affirm it to yourself often.
5. I Can Find Better Uses For My Time Than Watching TV
There are so many better things we could be doing with our time than watching TV. We could be spending time with our family and friends, we could be pursuing our hobbies, or we could be working on our goals.
What better uses can you find with YOUR time?
6. I Don’t Need TV To Entertain Me
We often watch TV because we are bored, and we need something to entertain us. But there are so many other ways to entertain ourselves.
We can read a book, we can listen to music, we can go for a walk, or we can have a conversation with someone.
7. I Am Not My TV
This affirmation may seem weird, but it’s an important one if you want to stop watching too much TV.
Many people identify with their TV. They think that their TV is a part of them. They associate their identity with someone who watches TV and knows what’s going on with shows on TV.
But our TV is not a part of us. It is an inanimate object that does not define who we are as individuals.
8. I Don’t Need To Keep Up With The Joneses
TV often tells us that we need to keep up with the Joneses. We need to have the latest and greatest gadgets and clothes AND we need to watch the latest and greatest shows on TV.
But we don’t need to keep up with anyone but ourselves. We should live our lives the way we want to live them, not the way that TV tells us to live them.
9. I Can Live Without TV
Contrary to popular belief, we can live without TV. In fact, many people have gone without TV, and they are happier and more productive because of it. We don’t need TV to be happy or fulfilled in life.
10. I Am Choosing To Live A Better Life By Not Watching TV
By not watching too much TV, we are choosing to live a better life. We are choosing to be more productive, to be healthier, and to be happier. So, make the choice today to break the habit of watching too much TV and start living a better life.