According to a study done by the Centre for Health Promotion: Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service, children watch an average of over 20 hours of television per week. Adults often rank higher, with some statistics saying that adults average over 25 hours per week.
With time and money being needlessly squandered on something that is not known to be a productive pastime, you may want to look into getting rid of your television service. Not so sure about that? Check out the amazing benefits you can gain from this simple move:
Free Up More Money
With average monthly service charges ranging between $50-$130+, this is a lot of money being thrown away. Imagine, without television, you could potentially gain an extra $600-$1,500+ per year. This can then be used to pay off debts more swiftly, offering you the peace of mind that comes with financial freedom.
You could build an emergency savings account, or spend a little more on other important things, such as going out to dinner, traveling, or stress-relieving massage therapies. Your choices are literally limitless, and all it takes is giving up some mindless television (worst case scenario: there are plenty of television-viewing options online at low or no cost).
Free Up More Time
With more money available, you now have the option of working less (if your current workplace will allow it), or working the same hours and using those 25-odd hours per week that you would have spent watching television doing something more productive. Perhaps there are a few books that you’ve been wanting to read, but haven’t got around to. Or, now you have more time to spend doing things with your family.
Again, your options are limitless, and you will find that a television-free life is quite enriching and exciting. Without television to get in your way, you will find yourself less distracted when it comes to completing tasks and spending time interacting face-to-face with others.
Another fantastic benefit will be a dramatic improvement in your health. With your mind focused on mentally stimulating (rather than brain-draining) things, you will be much better off. Not to mention more active, because the sudden creation of free time allows you to get out and exercise more (which, in turn, gets you in shape and helps you to lose weight).
Since a majority of television is negative, you may even find yourself happier on the whole, as well as more energetic. Television, as proven by countless studies, is a time sucking, mentally flattening activity, so without it, your health can only improve.
So, if you’re ready to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per year, free up as much as 25+ hours per week, and improve your health at the same time, you ought to consider getting rid of your television. It may just be the best decision you’ve ever made.
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