Im surprised & thrilled to see my mother-in-law sincerely following all the guidelines recommended by her doctor for 15 consecutive days so perfectly after the recent cataract surgery (due to chronic diabetes).
She is very particular on the timings of the eye drops (approx 5 times a day) to be administered.
She is very meticulous in not watching TV(strict instruction from the doctor) and thereby missing all her favourite serials/soaps & game shows. She hasn’t watched even a minute for the last 15 days. No crying, No worrying, No violence fed into her mind for the past 15 days through the idiot box. Her body, mind, emotions & life energies are perfectly stable that you can see her happiness flowing all over the place.
Do you know, that if you stop watching TV, you can become happy?
Many will not agree onto this point. Everyone is craving for the TV serials and the game shows. Why?
The mind is so conditioned and glued to the TV right from our early childhood(maybe from 3 months on-wards and the rich visuals and emotions grabs all our attention. Just do a rough math here, watching 30 minutes a day for the past 10 years means approximately 4562 hours of TV watching. If you observe this phenomenon keenly, many of your belief systems you are unconsciously holding had been conditioned by this box which is continuously streaming visuals that gets deeply embedded into your sub-conscious mind.
Naturally, mind is a negative instrument designed to take care of our survival. Thats why, it becomes very easy for us to get hooked to negative information, opinions, emotions etc. You have to use your will-power to exercise your choice of positivism & optimism. A balanced mind will not blame media, because negativity sells, they are in business.
I havent watched TV for almost an year now. Im happy, peaceful & useful to others. Apart from being happy, there are numerous other benefits of not watching TV. By the way, I havent recharged my DTH cable service for more than a year and saved lots of money too.
Some benefits of not watching TV are:
1. More relaxed, calm & peaceful living
2. Better clarity in thinking
3. More energy levels
4. Become more emotionally stable
5. More time to spend with your children
6. Become more aware of yourself & others
7. Connect with real people & maybe develop business/relationships
8. Lots of time to read ( 30 minutes of reading, you would have completed more that 200 books in your core area in 10 year, which puts you in a position of mastery over others)
9. Time to explore outdoors & nature
10. Do some active exercise & become fit and healthy
11. Spend quality time with your partner and know each other better
12. Give time to help others(charity, religious or social activities)
13. Last but not the least, saves lots of money
and many many more benefits.
Every human being knows that daily walking, little bit exercise, eating healthy food is important and good for health. But they do not practice it unless they are inflicted upon a huge pain like an heart-attack, life threatening trauma or a situation etc. It should pain them physically, mentally or emotionally. Then they are forced to change by nature.
Knowing this principle, smart people have always learned to lower their threshold of the pain themselves and change. Otherwise ,they know, life will force them to change.
What do you want to choose? Your own intelligent way or a life threatening way like my mother-in-law.
Choice is yours! STOP watching TV & be happy, peaceful & useful.
STOP watching TV and become more Productive, Energetic & Happier at work-spot.
Now, are you ready to take Action!
Always take baby steps. Start with just one day. Maybe, today or tomorrow. If you were successful, give yourself a small self-appreciation(anything which you like). Then experiment with yourself on Day 2. If you fail in this experiment, it is OK. There are no failure, only feedback or results. Start the experiment next day. Just that simple!