How to stop binge-watching tv and rescue your time.
Have you ever been swirled into binge-watching a tv show? You know that spooling circle kinda sucks you into the next episode and there’s a time warp when hours fly by before you can reach to press pause?
Yes yes YES! (Waving both hands in the air over here!) TV binge-watching used to be my kryptonite – and a hefty wrecking ball to my energy, job performance, and social confidence.
By the end of this episode, you’ll have a step-by-step plan to break your tv addiction – or whatever other sticky habit you’re embarrassed to admit to.
If you’re like me, you wish you spent more time reading or in meaningful conversations, but those precious hours get sucked into tv.
Stop watching tv and become the kind of person who never needs to watch tv to escape your own life.
This episode is a judgment-free zone! If you’re You’re going to learn 1) why tv is the least satisfying way to unplug for your brain and 2) a step-by-step exercise to uproot and replace your tv-watching habit (or whatever habit is keeping you up at night).
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Want to dive deeper?
- Two of my favorite books about building healthy habits: Atomic Habits by James Clear and Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg.
- Why should you stop watching tv? A US News survey from 2021 found that watching tv was the #1 way American spent time while awake.
- TV is addictive (unlike high-quality brain states like creative flow, play, or conversational flow) and doesn’t replenish or provide quality relaxation. According to research by Mihay Csikszentmihalyi (Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 142-144), after watching tv you’re less alert, your mood worsens, and you feel like life is out of your control.
- Today’s episode synthesizes some awesome research by Freimuth, Sussman and Mcllwraith around the impact of watching tv on mood, health, and the brain.
- WebMD also has a fascinating article that links tv watching and ADHD.
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