For Lent, I decided to follow my church's suggested fasting guide and fast from specific things each week. The first week was food. Some people fasted certain kinds of food or maybe one meal a day or for a whole day. That week wasn't really hard for me because I had these new appliances installed in my mouth so I couldn't eat all week anyway.
This week on the other hand was a little harder. Towards the beginning of the week I really began to realize just how much TV I really watched and how I had made watching TV a priority or an idol in my life. My DVR was filling up with my favorite shows and it was hard to not watch anything. The silence has also been hard for me. I work from home and when I'm not on conference calls, I usually have the TV going on in the background. I didn't realize how much my life revolved around what was coming on or getting home to watch a show. It was even hard going to bed at night because I usually get sleepy watching TV and then go to sleep.
As the week went on it started to get a little easier. I realized that I don't have to come home and watch TV and catch up on all the shows that I missed and I don't have to put myself to sleep at night watching the TV. I think it really helped me put things into perspective and know that it's fun to watch TV, but that it shouldn't be my priority.
So will I continue to watch TV? Yes. Will I watch less TV? Probably. Will I make TV a priority in my life before other more important things? No. I will continue to re-evaluate my priorities and try to spend my time wisely instead of wasting it.
So starting Monday I will be MIA. You all will have to fill me in on if I missed anything while I was away!