Hello and welcome to the thirteenth day of the June 30 days writing challenge. If you want to know all the details about this specific challenge, have a look at the introductory post. In short, I will be posting every day a short tip, or technique, or opinion, something that you can call a "life hack". Feel free to join the challenge and post your own life hacks. I will do my best to upvote each day at full strength (about $3 at the current STEEM price) 3 posts tagged #challenge30days (leaving a link to your posts in the comments will also help).
Just Stop Watching TV, Just Stop It
When people ask me if I still watch TV, I answer: "Of course I watch TV, I do it for hours, I just never turn it on.". (Keeping your focus on a still object is called "meditation", by the way, and it's very good for your mental health - but won't talk about meditation today, we'll save it for another post. Today we'll talk about reducing your exposure to TV.)
There was a time when TV was the most trusted source of information in the world. Alas, those times are gone. These days, TV broadcasting is just an incessant race for attention, for engagement, as this is the merchandise that gets sold to advertisers and generates money. In this race for attention, basic sanity principles are forgotten and everything that generates attention is considered "good", no matter how moral or immoral is.
When TV is not this incessant race, it's just a numbing mechanism, trying to tame your brains with soap operas, and all sort of adult bedtime stories.
All in all, it's a trap.
Giving in to this so called source of entertainment will create, in the long run, much more problems than the immediate emotional relief it may generate, So, from my own experience, getting rid of TV is one of the best life hacks for mental health.
Of course you still need to be an informed citizen, but you can choose other sources for news, like trusted online services. Here too, attention must be exerted, as fake news is, unfortunately, the biggest illness generated by free access to media.
I'm really curious to read about your life hack today. Leave a comment with a link to your post, if possible.
Previous Posts In The Challenge
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hack - Day Twelve: Save 10% Of Your Income - No. Matter. What.
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hack - Day Eleven: Set - And Keep - A Monthly Personal Expense Budget
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hack - Day Ten: Set A "Main Task" For Each Day
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hack - Day Nine: Keep A Journal
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day Eight: Keep An Activity Log
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day Seven: Implement A New Habit With A 30 Days Challenge
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day Six: Put It In Front Of The Door
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day Five: The Pomodoro Technique
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day Four: Keep A Clear Mind By Unloading Ideas Immediately
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day Three: Intermittent Fasting
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day Two: The "2 Minutes" Time Management Rule
- June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks - Day One: Avoid Fighting With A Simple Visualization Technique
- Announcing The June 30 Days Writing Challenge - Life Hacks
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