That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it? It's YOUR choice!
No one else can control that for you. If you are an adult, there is likely not anyone telling you when you've watched enough television and that it is time to turn it off. It's up to you.
Sure, you may want to stay "informed" on what is going on in the world but, seriously, how MUCH information do your really need to stay informed about what is really important?
Do you REALLY have to know about every little thing that is going on all around the world? With the use of cell phone video cameras and other items we now have INSTANT ACCESS to happenings all around the world.
Is that really necessary? Is it really helpful?
Many of you may not remember what I'm about to discuss and some of you may find it even unbelievable. But I remember a time when there was cable channels didn't even exist and all you had were the three major networks. That's it. Three channels to choose from. And, if I remember right, at midnight they all shut down for the night.
My wife and I were discussing this just the other day about how at midnight there would be a certain design on the screen or the American flag would be shown waving in the wind as the National Anthem was played.
And then, that was it for the night.
And, I wonder, have we really improved our lives by having 100+ channels available to us (and our kids) on a 24 hour basis?
It is likely more important than ever for each of us (especially as parents) to take control of the information that we allow into our households and into our minds and the minds of those that share our home with us.
If you haven't done so, be sure to read Tanya's comments on the blog a couple of days ago. She makes some very good observations that likely many of you can relate to.
So...what will you do about it?
Is it important enough to you for you to do something about it?
Stop watching t.v. all together? Some do. It might be worth a try even for a day and then two days and then a week.
See what happens.
But also stay away from the news on the radio as well as talk shows (unless they are POSITIVE!) and even try to stay off the computer as much as possible.
Try that and see how you feel and see how much more clearly you may be able to think.
REPLACE the negative with something POSITIVE! If you aren't in the habit of listening to my podcast that goes along with this blog, be sure to give it a try. You can subscribe to the iTunes feed as well as the RSS feed by clicking on the "videocast" tab on my website and then clicking either the iTunes logo or the RSS feed logo.
Just go to http://www.michaelspillman.com/
There is a lot more positive information out there - find it and use it! One that I've mentioned many times is Success.com. You can read a LOT of FREE information there. Also, look through my tabs on my site and check out the Jim Rohn link that I have available for you there. He is my favorite and has some AWESOME thoughts that have made a major impact on my life.
Hey, you don't have to do ANY of this.
But, my guess is that you wouldn't be reading this blog if you weren't on a mission to try to improve your positive mindset.
Remember, it's YOUR choice.
As always, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"