Monday, January 7, 2008

Fringe Benefits

OK, first work day without TV. Again, just like yesterday, I'm noticing that the eat-watch-TV pattern is ingrained: heated up some sautéed beet greens in microwave, looked for remote. Instead, I cleaned the kitchen. Headed to the couch with dinner and looked for the remote. Instead, I read Newsweek.

Earlier I said I didn't have time to concentrate on fixing bad habits, quitting TV was going to be hard enough. But watching TV is like the keystone for a bunch of other bad habits--remove it, and maybe they all fall away: snacking, not cleaning, not calling friends or writing letters, not exercising, going to bed late, etc.

We'll see. Like I said, I may just get addicted to the Internet.
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