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- Listed: June 7, 2019 5:42 am
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Even thought the results of this study were taken over a 30-year period there is a bit of a chicken or an egg with this study. Does watching TV make you more unhappy? Or do you watch more TV when you’re unhappy. Either one or both might be true. There is no way to know for sure. But now that the holiday specials are over, just as an experiment, I’d like to challenge you to turn off your TV for a week and try a few other things instead. You see, TV passes the time but it often doesn’t enrich you in any lasting way. And usually you’ve put off something by watching TV. Same thing with emotional eating. The things that I’d like you to try might just affect your happiness and lead you to turn to food a lot less.
The things that the study said that happy people do more of are:
Visiting Others, in other words, SOCIAL CONTACT – Television can never make up for the enjoyment of connecting and communicating with another person. If the set is off you might find yourself making more plans and having more conversations.
Going to Church, in other words, A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE – If the boob tube is off, you might have time to do something that nurtures your soul. This could be anything from praying and meditating to taking a walk in nature or seeing an art exhibit.
Having Sex, in other words, AFFECTION and INTIMACY – If you have a partner, you might find that without television there is more time for touch. If you don’t have a partner, you might find ways to indulge yourself. There might be time for baths, crafts and intimate experiences with friends and family.
More importantly when the TV is off there is more time to get things accomplished and when you don’t put off things, you feel more competent and confident. Getting overwhelmed is one of the main things that make people overeat and binge.
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