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Time to Turn Off Those TV's!

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7/8/2016 9:48:59 AM

MAYIE53's SparkPage
I rarely watch TV and am asking myself why I bother to pay for the monthly cable which isn't cheap. With the advent of the PVR/DVR I haven't seen a commercial in years. Use the computer but in moderation. Continue to read read read (which also is not very active) and don't want to give that up.
7/8/2016 9:23:10 AM

SIMPLY_JUDY's SparkPage
ok confession time.. I use TV more like a radio meaning I am always doing stuff while the tv is running.. I would like to turn it off for good..wish there was a Spark Group about this
4/15/2016 3:54:56 AM

KELLY48647's SparkPage
My tv is off more than it is on. My grandchildren turn it on when they come to visit. It has been off for several days since my grandson was here, and won't likely come back on until my granddaughter visits this weekend. I am guilty of spending too much time on my computer, but if I turn it off I won't be able to visit sparkpeople, pay my bills, or do necessary work. I know I am often on it much longer than necessary, but I would not be able to turn it off for any length of time because there are things I must do online on a regular basis.
3/2/2016 1:18:47 PM

JACFRANK's SparkPage
When the TV is off, the whole family is usually sucked into smart phones, laptops, or tablets. At least if we're watching TV we actually talk to each other. Small screen times end up being silent in the house.

It's easy to say not to allow any screens, but the kids' homework (and schoolwork) is done on laptops/tablets/internet - they don't even have text books anymore. So there's a balance between letting the family be tech-savvy in today's world and completely unplugging.
1/26/2016 10:15:50 AM

PUPPYBUG's SparkPage
It looks like the new website for TV Turn-Off Week is http://www.screenfree.org/ and this year, the week chosen is May 2-8.
12/1/2015 7:31:15 PM

CAT-IN-CJ's SparkPage
Tossed out the TV some 30 years ago . . . haven't missed it a bit.

So much more of life to experience . . . who needs a laugh track and a bunch of talking heads telling ya what to think?!

Get outside and live today!
HAIRYPRARIE
9/29/2015 9:32:36 AM

We aren't great TV watchers, but I've noticed we've all switched to smaller screens instead. Phones, tablets and laptops. Crazy. Thanks for this reminder to get up and do something else instead.
11/12/2014 6:28:53 AM

MYAKAYAH's SparkPage
TV for the most part is off for me, its a giant ad or reality TV junk I have no interest in!
7/30/2014 7:26:56 AM

BLUEJAY1969's SparkPage
I'm more of a computer junkie! The TV is only on for about an hour a day but the PC is on constantly! I need to change that!
2/12/2013 11:14:44 AM

MOONSTONEWOLF's SparkPage
I did this 12 years ago and haven't turned on the TV since except to catch some breaking news. I need to adapt this for the computer though.
11/12/2012 10:06:12 PM

MISSLISA1973's SparkPage
My problem is more the computer than the TV. I do watch some TV, but I am in front of the computer almost constantly. It's so bad, I don't know what I would do without it... and not just at work, but even on my own time!
DOINITRIGHT2012
11/10/2012 7:49:55 PM

Again...no TV for over 4 years, and we don't miss it a bit. I wouldn't have time to watch it if we did.
11/10/2012 1:44:06 PM

JPERRY423's SparkPage
I beginning to feel the same way about the computer, facebook, etc. In our house we call everything electronic (computer, tv, video games, etc.) "screen time" and we have to limit it. It's always amazing to me how I will sit down to watch one thing and get sucked into countless others. It's designed to do that, I suppose.
11/10/2012 1:42:37 PM

VABCHLOSER's SparkPage
I have 3 TV's in my house, with no cable or antenna which = static. I can watch Netflix on one TV. Seldom is the television on. I probably watch 1 hour of TV a day on average. I don't have time for more. But there was a time in my life when I watched about 12 shows a week, and then some. Probably spent 4 hours in front of the TV a day.
11/10/2012 1:09:43 PM

CAT-IN-CJ's SparkPage
Ditto. Haven't had TV in more than 30 years.

People are amazed and ask questions like "what do you do?" to which we reply: talk to each other; take a walk, take a ride, read a book, and the list goes on.

We have a couple TVs which are hooked up to dvd players for music, exercise videos, etc.

Move it!!!

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