Well we have been in our new home for a little over a month now and I want to share with you something I have learned.
Our new home has a finished basement with a bedroom in it, being that we didn’t need the bedroom our family decided to make that the “media” room. So the 60″ flat screen that was once the focal point in our living room, has its own space down the stairs. What I have learned is that I don’t miss it! Not even a little!
Before when the television was so prevalent in our living space I often found myself glued to the screen, captivated by the ever changing pixels dancing across the screen. If I was home alone for supper, I would foolishly think to myself, I will just catch a quick show while I eat and then go about my business after the show….2 hours later….and somehow I am now watching cat video’s on YouTube trying to piece together how I managed to jump down this rabbit hole. For me the TV was a distraction. Instead of finishing a project or taking 30 minutes to go for a walk, I would catch a quick show on YouTube.
Now with the TV in a location that I have to make the MINDFUL decision to watch it, it has not been on one time since we moved. NOT ONE TIME.
So what have I done with all my extra time? Well, I have found myself writing more, reading more and enjoying my family more. Miraculously the time that I never had before to exercise, and take care of myself is slowly appearing in my daily routine. The one thing in my life I found most distracting to my productivity has been removed. The TV was mine, but what is yours? Distractions can be anything like TV, Movies, Facebook, News Channels…what keeps you from being better to yourself and your community?
The moral of my story is that Life Flows On, we have a choice to clog our river with logs and brush piles of distractions……or……we can clean up our river and enjoy the scenery. Your choice. Many blessings!