I find it an interesting coincidence that National Downshifting Week and National Turn Off Your Television Week overlap. Yep, Downshift week began on Saturday and "No TV" starts today. The idea is simple: take your TV, your DVD player, your video iPod, and your XBOX 360 - and turn them off, and keep them off until next Monday. Putting the idea into action though might be a bit more challenging - I read that 40% of Americans watch TV during dinner.
Now, I watch TV like everyone else, but this week I am turning off the tube and keeping it off. I want to see what else I can figure out to do with my time. Since TV is passive entertainment I am planning some more active activities (I like the way that sounds). Instead of watching Grey's Anatomy, my husband and I have a tennis date. Talk about active entertainment (neither of us play tennis much, so our games are more comedy than competition).
To learn more about Turn Off Your TV week, check out this fact sheet. Plus, since you are not watching TV you'll have more time to read.
If you are afraid of missing your favorite show, fear not!!! BuzzSugar is not participating and will have recaps of all of your favorite shows.