Instead of Yelling at the Television by Charlie Rogers β€” literally stories

Sometimes you just want to try something new. Last week I embarked on a project – growing a beard – and tonight, instead of trimming the Christmas tree I never bought, I trimmed my new beard. The electric clipper vibrated too close to my ear, drew blood, and snagged a chunk of my hair. SoΒ […]

Instead of Yelling at the Television by Charlie Rogers β€” literally stories

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Obnoxious Television

Broken vintage television on wooden table in front of graffiti-sprayed walls

Limit Your Television Viewing

American news can be summed up in the following manner: “Trump”, “Impeachment”, “Radical Democrats”, repeat. The other channels air live sports, entertainment awards and random shows. Watching these television programs on a daily basis dulls your cognition over time; what about the above content helps you increase your intelligence?

You can either choose to limit your cognition and satisfy yourself with no-brainer, obnoxious television programs or you can pick up a book and educate yourself. Many people, not surprisingly, choose the former because it is easer after a long day of work, to kick back and watch politicians bash each other’s heads sideways silly.

But did you know that with practice, it becomes easier to read a book after a long day at work? Your brain becomes used to it; it becomes part of your routine. This is not to suggest that you should not do anything else besides reading books. Diversity and a healthy balance is always key to living a more prosperous and joyful life.

But many people choose not to diversify their free time because they are so glued to their television. Add a laptop, an iPhone 11 Midnight Green Pro and a bag of popcorn and it’s a wrap; someone can sit on that couch for 3 hours in a row. Doesn’t take much brain power, does it?

You only live once, so use your precious time to improve yourself, increase your intelligence and diversify your life. Don’t settle for what is easier and more comfortable in life; good things don’t come easy. But the more difficult routes in life are almost always more rewarding in the end; it’s called delayed gratification.

Push yourself to surpass your previous limits; new accomplishments bring more joy and motivation to keep moving forward. But you won’t find long-term joy by sitting in front of your new 65″ LG television. Do yourself a favor and diversify your life with productive and inspiring activities.

You will not regret it once you get your inner drive revving.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)