Lazy Sunday Thinking: Time Well Spent

When we are young, our parents tell us that watching too much television isn’t good for us. They say that sunshine and outdoor activities are in our best interests. Despite their efforts, we spend as much time in front of the tube as we can.


These days many medical studies have been done on the effects of too much leisure time spent in front of a TV, and it’s been suggested that it increases our risk of heart related diseases by almost 48 percent. Regardless of this, we spend even more time in front of our televisions. I for one, am extremely guilty of this. In fact, no matter the consequences, I often choose to spend time watching TV rather than going out to eat or hanging out with friends. I enjoy the quiet of my house, with nothing but my oversize television screen and a bowl of treats as I watch a plethora of my favorite shows.

The question I pose to you, dear readers, is, what is your definition of too much time spent in front of the television?

Also, if you, like me, spend considerable amounts of time watching your favorite shows..do you consider it time well spent?

I am eager to hear your thoughts on this!



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22 replies

  1. So I feel guilty now for spending as much time as I do in front of the TV, lol. I do try to do my drawing during some TV shows so it’s not 100% total wasted time. Hmm, what is this.. a book? Maybe I should read that…. Zzzzzz…. :mrgreen:

  2. Reblogged this on Green Embers and commented:

    Check out Phoebe’s Lazy Sunday thinking post! :D

  3. Reblogged this on Drops of Ink and commented:
    I’ve done some lazy Sunday thinking over at Green Embers Recommends.. how much TV is too much, and would you do it anyway? I WOULD! :D

  4. TV is an escape, and we all need to escape our lives once in a while. I think if you still exercise both your body and your brain, it’s okay to chill on the couch and watch The Big Bang Theory. :)

  5. TV, for me, is not nearly the enemy that the computer is… To be able to watch, research, AND write on one device is an absolute trap… Hook, line, and sinker. Not good. ;)

  6. Sitting down in front of the TV is the only time I sit still and relax. It’s the way I unwind after a busy day. Unfortunately, I usually almost always fall asleep in the chair and miss the end of whatever I was watching!

  7. I very rarely sit in front of a TV…I prefer to listen to music. Just because I think there is too much crap on. However, I did become a fan of a series called the White Queen. Husband laughed at me to know this was the only show I would watch…hahah

    • If you were a fan of the White Queen, you might like a new series that just started on The CW called Reign. Bear in mind I said might,lol, because it is not exactly the same, but it’s about the same sort of medieval time period. There is also Game of Thrones on HBO which is an excellent show from the same period as well. Green Embers just did a review of Reign if you’d like to read up on it. Just a thought. ;)

  8. As long as the tv show is good I consider it time very well spent – in fact I am most vexed if at least some of my weekend time isn’t spent catching up with favourite tv shows. :)

  9. It depends on the programs… Sometimes I can watch tv 24/7 & other times I barely watch any…

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