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# If you need more time, sleep, sex or money - READ THIS

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

## Turn soul-sucking TV commercial time into soul-saving personal-me-time.

Do you wish you had more time for the important things and people in your life?  There’s a no-brainer way to add hours, days and weeks of quality time to your life.  Stop watching TV commercials.

Here’s what I’m talking about . . .

## We spend sixty-one days a year watching the idiot box TV.

According the Bureau Of Labor Statistics:

On an average day, nearly everyone age 15 or over engaged in some sort of leisure activity, such as watching TV, socializing or exercising. Watching TV was the leisure activity that occupied the most time (2.7 hours per day).

2.7 hours X 365 days = 975 awake-hours per year spent watching TV.

What do those hours equal in days?  For kicks, let’s divide the average number of TV watching hours by and an arbitrary number of awake-hours in twenty-four hour day.  Let’s use sixteen as the awake-hours number (that leaves 8 hours for sleep).

975 TV watching hours ÷ 16 awake-hours in a day = 61 days a year watching TV

Sixty-one days of watching TV is a lot.  But, what’s even worse, is this.

## We allow TV commercials to steal eighteen wide-awake days of our lives every year.

According to Wikipedia:

Commercial breaks have also become longer. In the 1960s a typical hour-long American show would run for 51 minutes excluding advertisements. Today, a similar program would only be 42 minutes long.

61 wide-awake TV watching days X 30% (percentage of commercials in an hour of TV) = 18 wide-awake days of commercials.

If we use a DVR to record our favorite TV shows, we can reclaim eighteen days a year.  What beautiful, adventuresome, prosperous, relaxing or wondrous things could you do with and extra eighteen days in 2012?

## If we don’t DVR our TV shows we’re either stupid or lazy. Or both.

I know.  Some TV loses luster if we don’t watch live.  No biggie.  Don’t record those, watch those shows live.  But for the other ninety-seven percent of what we watch, DVRing is the only way to go. Doing so will add eighteen days of personal-me-time to our lives every year of our lives.

Imagine this!  We DVR everything we can, and slice our TV watching time by a measly twenty-five percent – BOOM!   We just added a staggering full month of precious personal time per year back into our lives.  That’s a lot of life!

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