Part 18 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This series was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. You can read my Part 17 here!

18/21 Improvements from BJJ:  Less TV

“TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences that rival those of lack of physical activity, obesity and smoking; every single hour of TV viewed may shorten life by as much as 22 minutes.”- telegraph.co.uk

When I joined Peace Corps I was so addicted to television that I asked someone to download and send me all my shows, and I believe I had a list of about 30 tv shows I was watching. You could pry my tv from my cold dead hands. I was a complete addict.

Today is Saturday. This week I have literally watched no television. Strike that. A friend came over and we watched a few youtube videos. Still, no actual television shows this week. WTF IS THAT ABOUT?? I NEVER would have believed you if you’d said I missed a week of television and didn’t miss it.

I still download shows, but I no longer feel a rush to watch. They are absolutely no longer number one in my life. This week I went to jiu jitsu four times! I meditated 6 times. I played with my cat. I read Tommyknockers. I did, however, watch some jiu jitsu videos on the way to work, learning more jiu jitsu!

Still – no tv this week? And yet I have no real anxiety or desire right now – it’s more a phantom limb syndrome – like I SHOULD feel anxiety or desire. Weird.

Jiu Jiu’s Question: Have you stopped consuming as much television since getting into BJJ (or your sport)?