Two weeks on…(Giving up TV)

As you may have read on the Living by Giving Trust news page, I’ve decided to do the unthinkable (for me anyway) and not watch any television, or DVDs, for SEVEN weeks until 3rd April 2013. This will mean missing my favourite TV show of all time, as a new series starts at the end of March.

Although this started off as an idea for something to give up during Lent, I’ve decided to extend it and make it a seven week marathon; all so I can try and raise some money for the wonderful Living by Giving Trust.

So, two weeks on my friends are all asking me – how is it going? The truth is that the first week was easy, because I was ill for most of it. Not that being ill was easy, but it did mean that I had no real interest in television. However, by the second week, I was feeling a little better and found myself missing it lots.

The problem is that watching television is how I relax each evening, and suddenly I have to find other ways to do that. Unfortunately – for my sanity – at first, I decided to utilise this extra time by doing more chores around the house and actual real-life work. This was a mistake, as I felt even more drained than usual each day. Thankfully, I soon passed this mad stage, and I’ve now settled down to doing other things in the evening: reading one of my many as yet unread books; listening to the radio; writing an article or two, and more.

It may seem like a trivial quest, but for me it’s a very hard thing to do. Although, by the same token, I’m well aware that my trial is nothing when compared to the plight of others – that is why I’m doing it, to help them.

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