Throw out the TV!
Wake up, go to work, come home, watch TV, go to bed.
Very few shows do I actually remember from those days -- shows like "Good Times" and "Little House on the Prairie," "Wheel of Fortune," "60 Minutes," "CSI," "Alias," "The Cosby Show," "Home Improvement," and....
Okay, I remember a LOT of those shows. But I don't actually remember specific episodes; what they were about; how things turned out in the end; the moral of the story.
Wouldn't you think I'd remember those things, especially since watching television played a major role in my life?
But I don't remember. Which tells me that I wasted a lot of good time when I should have been out there in the world making a difference, or at least being "active" in my own life instead of "passive."
Yes, those shows were entertaining; yes, they made me laugh and cry; yes, I thought they were the best things since sliced bread.
But they're gone. Gone and canceled. And only I remain.
So I threw out my TV. Well, I didn't really throw it out. I just don't have cable, satellite, or anything else that would cause me to waste oodles of perfectly good time.
Nowadays, I'm a part of my own life, and not just a member of the studio audience.
And I finally have the best seats in the house!