Are you completely happy with your life? Is there anything about your life that you’d like to change? I can’t imagine anyone who is 100% happy and satisfied with their life really. There is always room for improvement if you ask me.
Do you want to loose weight?
Do you want to make time to exercise?
Do you want to learn how to cook better?
Do you want to be a better parent, spouse, employee, friend?
Do you want to learn about gardening, personal finance, photography, fashion, home decorating or interior design?
This year has been an amazing and busy year. I’ve lost weight (went from a size 16 to a size 10..not too shabby considering I’m almost 6′ tall. My hubby and I have learned to cook better (we love experimenting in the kitchen – spend some great time together and create amazing and healthy meals for our family). I’ve started gardening and have created many gardens around our property and learned so much about plants, flowers and succession planting (you can call me addicted, I don’t mind! – now I need to learn patience as I can’t wait till spring to see all my plants come up. :D) I have to say that the gardening has also been my workout. Crazy how much exercise it is, there were days when I could barely move. We decided to pay off all our consumer debt as quickly as humanly possible and have just this year paid down $47,374.53 of debt. See my post entitled Your Dollars Are Your Employees for a radical way to think about your money and why you NEED to pay off all your debt!
It’s really crazy. And no these weren’t my New Year’s Resolutions. So what is my secret?
I DON’T WATCH TELEVISION! I’m not saying that I’m a TV Nazi and won’t let anyone turn it on. I will occasionally sit down and watch a show with my family (and only with my family). But I’ve made a decision that there are so many things that I want to do and I’ve always had excuses of why I couldn’t do them. No one seems to ever have time. But I’ve made the time by turning off the TV.
If the average American watches 34 hours of TV a week (Daily News) , can you imagine what you can accomplish by turning it off? It has been a game changer for me!
What would you like to accomplish or do if you had the time? Are you ready to turn off that TV? I’d love to hear about it!
Linking with: Frugally Sustainable, The DIY Dreamer, Modest Monday, Thrifty Thursday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays and Small Footprint Family.