There’s nothing you want to watch on TV, yet you flip mindlessly through the channels, searching, searching for anything that might remotely catch your interest. You know you have other things you should be doing but… just one more show, one more episode even though you’ve probably already seen it before.
You’re tired, you’re bored. There’s that constant doubt in the back of your head that there may be more to life than this. It’s like you have lost hold of your life and you can’t help but watch the TV. What’s going on?
Is it because you don’t have willpower? Certainly not. It’s known as TV addiction.
You want to stop watching, yet it always calls you back and the hours just disappear and you recognize that you can’t even identify what you saw or what occurred during the episode.
You just want to stop, but how? How do you get over the TV addiction and get back into living a life you can really enjoy? You need to realise as soon as possible. It’s not about courage or being strong enough to just stop watching TV. Those are essential but they’re not calling the real cause of your TV addiction.
You need to change your brain from being passive to being active. TV puts your mind into a passive, trance-like state and it interferes with your ability to make clear decisions.
Here’s how you can be patient.
You may be considering right now what TV addiction has to do with living a life of courage, well, allow me to ask you this: If you’re wasting all your time watching TV looking at other people who live their lives, who are living your life?
To have a life of courage, you need to spend your life, not just look at it on TV. So, you’re now capable of making that change. Let’s take a closer look at how you can make it work this time.
How To Overcome TV Addiction:
Here’s what you have to know. These are 22 strong and real ways to take control over your wellness and conquer watching too much TV.
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#1 – Create Clarity In Your Mind
The most essential part of making any difference is allowing the sudden realization that you no longer need anything in your life.
So, why don’t you need a TV to control your activities anymore? It could just be that you’ve had enough. First, make the decision you want to change. Then make the decision to choose something different for yourself.
Be committed to this change. Never be picky about it or think, “It may be a good thing to do”. Be clear with yourself that now is the time to have a chance for the good. You’re prepared to do this. You have to do this. Be committed that it’s going to work this time.
#2 – Have a Reason (Educate Yourself)
Recognise what TV does to your head. It puts you into a trance and changes your brain waves. It also influences your IQ and your capacity to think. That’s an unnerving thought. There are also researches that show that TV makes you a lot more unhappy and angered with your life.
Young kids who saw a lot of TV were more possible to prolong the habit as they grew older, but even if they did not the hurt was done, the report said.
Therefore, kids who saw a lot of TV may grow less tolerant of slower-paced and more daily tasks, such as schoolwork.
It can also cause health problems with an increase in the risk of getting diabetes or heart disease. They say it can even shorten your life. Another recent study found that watching the news can increase people’s levels of stress, anxiety and fear. Once you know all the potential negative effects, you’re less likely to see TV as an innocent pastime.
#3 – Know Your Triggers
Habits are often triggered by the act of doing something. For example, you brush your teeth after you eat breakfast or before you go to bed.
So, if watching TV has become a senseless habit for you, then you need to recognise what’s the reason for you to turn it on? Do you usually turn on the TV as soon as you walk in the door from your day? Also, try to think about what situations make you want to watch TV? Is it when you’re feeling tired or when you want to laze around?
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Once you grow aware of what the reason is for you to switch on the TV then you can break that trigger by doing anything else at that time. For instance, rather than turning it on as soon as you get home, you might make yourself a soothing cup of tea or put on some of your favourite music.
#4 – Prepare For Temptation
Even though you feel strong and determined whenever you start something new, there will come a time when the old pull to watch TV will hit:
It might be an instance when you may feel tired or bored or lonely when suddenly your head tries to see how nice it would be to drop down on the couch and watch your favourite sitcom.
It’s going to occur at some point. So, be ready for it before it hits. Have a plan in place as to what you’ll do when the TV’s sound begins. Or what will your course of action be when you go live with the family and they need to sit and watch TV all night? What will you do at that time?
Here’s how you can be courageous.
#5 – Address The Fear of Missing Out
You may feel like you’re missing out somehow if you cut out the TV. Everyone else is doing something and you want to be part of the group. If all your friends and family are watching the same show, it can make you feel connected to them if you discuss the latest episode with them. Once you stop, you might feel isolated.
You could start telling them about all the things you now have time to do and what you’re experiencing. You’ll be demonstrating there are other options besides sitting at home doing nothing, gaining nothing.
#6 – Calm Yourself, It’s not NEVER
Never can be a frightening word. At times the thought “I can never watch tv again” can actually increase the reverting back into that bad habit.
You don’t have to think in terms of ‘never’.
The goal is to regain control over how you’re spending your time. You may end up watching TV again every once in a while. And, even if you do watch it occasionally, the point is that you’re still making positive steps forward to regaining control over your life. You’re still very much aware that you no longer want to spend all your time staring at the TV screen.
You can still be a non TV watcher and watch the occasional show. Quite likely as you go through this experiment, you might watch one or two more shows here and there as the habit fades. It’s entirely up to you.
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