Watching television could hardly be described as a productive activity. I’d like to see something flip that in an article about TV Productivity, but until then it may be better turned off. Here are Ten reasons:
Electricity We had two televisions, and they would each be on an average of four hours a day. Given a cost of $0.10 per kilowatt hour, and the fact that the smaller television used about 100 watts and the larger one used about 160 watts, that meant we were using a bit over a kilowatt hour each day. There’s another $40 a year that vanished.
What I like about this post is another Ten suggestions of things to do instead of watching TV. Think about a minimum of 30 minutes you’re spending watching television and, for some, several hours per day. What else could you be doing?
- Start an exercise plan.
- Prepare meals.
- Read a book you’ve always wanted to read.
- Start a second business.
- Be social.
- Take an evening class.
- Learn a new skill or a new hobby.
- Take on a major project.
- Get things done.
- Take care of whatever bothers you. For me, it was taking a little bit of time each day to meditate and get in touch with my spiritual side, and it made a huge difference in my life.
How much time are you saving if you quit TV? How much money could you potentially make instead?