While discovering free and cheap ways to watch TV is a good thing, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. In 2017, the average American spent almost four hours a day watching television!
That's a HUGE amount of time to spend staring at a TV screen! What could you accomplish with that time? When you look back on your life, will you wish you did something else with that time?
This year, Lent runs from Wednesday, February 26th to Thursday, April 9th, 2020. That's 44 days x 4 hours = 176 hours that you could be doing something besides watching TV. Why not consider doing something else with that time?
I'm not necessarily talking about any religious reasons here. But, just like New Year's Day is a time for folks to commit to new resolutions, Lent might the ideal time for folks to give something up, because other people are doing it too.
Or, if giving up TV completely is too much for you, how about giving up only on weekdays? Or, just on weekends? Or, just give up one of your streaming services, like Netflix?
Here are some things to do if you decide to give up TV during Lent:
I'm sure you have plenty of things that you can think of!
So, do you think you could give up TV for Lent? What would you like to accomplish during that time? Please comment below! - Brian
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