Revelation: I'm addicted to TV and the Internet.
We have so much snow that the satellite dish is covered and we can't get a TV signal. And I feel like my right arm has been cut off. I feel isolated from the rest of the world and like I have an automatic void in my day - as if the world itself has slowed on it's axis and I'm about to fall off ... What the hell is this??
Let's face it. With the exception of one summer in a tent in Bella Coola, I've pretty much had a TV on every day of my life. And that summer taught me something - I CAN live without TV. And maybe I should. Do I really need The View and Oprah. I think we all know the answer to that is a resounding "No!". And maybe I'd get more done in a day if I was not distracted by shows like "Hoarders" and "Til Debt Do Us Part". God knows I don't really need to catch every repeat of "Big Bang Theory" or "M.A.S.H." (I actually saw one I didn't remember the other day). I have way too much stuff to do to be so distracted by the TV - but I still am. And today without the TV I'm still watching DVDs and catching the CTV news updates online.
I've considered this before, and I'll say it here now: are some of the problems we have in the world (like anxiety, ADHD, depression, overeating) made worse by the constant input of information from the television set? I wonder if a study has ever been done?
Anyhow, wish me luck with the DTs today. I have enough DVDs to watch that it probably won't be too bad. A week without TV would probably get me over this addiction, but I'm not sure I want to go through that.
Again ... La Nina, thou art a harsh, snowy mistress.