Today’s Tip: Turn off the television
I enjoy a bit of background noise. I like to have the TV going, some music, people talking. During the work day I have the radio on, but half the time I couldn’t even tell you who I’m listening to.
Sometimes, although not very often, I crave silence. Having a bit of space to hear yourself think. It is a lot more relaxing and can be a great way to sit down and really get something done.
Most of the time, however, I can’t handle silence and long for a bit of background noise. No matter what I’m doing on the weekend I’m usually sitting beside a blaring television to do it. And why? It’s not good for my eyes, for my mind, for my relationships or conversational skills.
Tonight I’d like you to try an experiment with me. Instead of watching TV at night with your family, why don’t you turn it off and have some time having a conversation. It can be unusual at first, but it’s very rewarding.
Give it a go. Turn off the TV. Maybe even go outside, that’s a radical thought!
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