January 21, 2016

Binge watching has become a staple in our society. If you don't have a Netflix account, first of all, why don't you have a Netflix account? Secondly, do you have a Hulu account? Hulu rocks my face off. Thirdly, you don't want to spend money on cable? Me either compadre. I'm all about the budget life.  The truth is, I have been binge watching since about 2013 when I got really into "House of Cards" on Netflix. That was the first show I completely stopped living life (other than eating and going to the bathroom) for. That show sucked me in and 15 hours later, I am still watching it...

How does this happen?

Well, if you are anything like me, I hate a surprise ending. Also, I hate commercials. I don't want to see Oprah talk, for about the millionth time, that she is doing Weight Watchers. I hate McDonald's commercials because they just make me hungry. I would just rather watch my show and see what happens next with the characters.

The problem with this is I end using up a lot of my time binge watching shows. Remember when you first heard the word, "binge"? I do. It was in reference to bulimia, an eating disorder, and eating disorders are bad. Binge eating isn't healthy. Binge drinking isn't healthy. So, binge watching can't be healthy either. I have caught myself watching the same show for hours. True, it's not during the work day, and it's not like I don't get out of my apartment. I still do other things, but I find myself somewhat entering into a rut. I really should be working out or reading or catching up with friends, or what not, but I can't seem to get off of the couch.

I am somewhat worried about what all of this binge watching is doing. Is anyone else concerned? Am I totally being a weirdo right now? I mean, I am a weirdo, but I also want to be productive with my time. I want to read for hours, or pray for hours, or maybe clean for hours. But again, everything in moderation. Except prayer. Pray without ceasing. #Word

Anyway, how do you break yourself away from your shows? Do I need to shoot out my TV? Maybe cancel my Netflix account. Please say no.

Happy Thursday, xx.

1 comment:

  1. "Binge" certainly isn't a healthy word. I'm very guilty of binge-watching, as I watch a lot of TV, usually while doing something else. But I have made an effort recently to not continuously watch TV on the weekends and in the evenings (or at least most of them) and it seems to have helped! I have specific "TV time" and "No TV time". Sounds like I'm grounding myself and I'm 10 years old.