“No TV….Weirdo”



I was coaching a client in July 2011 and she was talking about not having a TV anymore, there were lots of positives coming from this discussion, so much so that when I went home that evening I didn’t want to have a TV anymore either, so I got rid of it, that very day.


I must say, this has been one of the best things I ever did and so many positives have come from me not having a TV. ย I started to read more books, make more time for exercise, visit people more, talk to friends on the telephone, research into subjects I was interested in, focus more on developing myself and my business and one of the best positives was then having the time to start this Clarabelle blog and post on a regular basis.


When I made this decision the people around me thought I was being “weird”, some of them still do. The first thing people usually ask me when they come into my home is “Where is your TV?” and now I very proudly say I haven’t had a TV for over 2 years and I love not having a TV. ย Usually this is followed by “Really, well what do you then with your time then?” and I very happily tell them all the positive things I do which grow me as a person, maximise my wellbeing and build my relationships with other people, sometimes I will even refer them to this Clarabelle blog. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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I am not saying that not having a TV is for everyone, it just really works for me, I live myself and prefer now to read a good self development book rather than watch a drama on TV.

All in all a very good decision for me and the positive outcomes have been tremendous.

Below is a picture of my living room, living happily without a TV. ๐Ÿ™‚

Clarabelle's Living Room
Clarabelle’s Living Room

You may want to keep your TV for various reasons but maybe you could consider reducing the time you watch it, for e.g. 1 hour less per day, that will then give you an extra 7 hours per week to do something else you may not have time for right now!! ย Just a thought ๐Ÿ™‚

Wherever you are today, whatever you are doing, I do hope it is helping you to move closer to your goals. ย Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

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19 thoughts on ““No TV….Weirdo”

  1. I agree. I lived without a TV for around 9 months and only missed one or two programmes. I spent the time doing many other things but particularly catching up with friends and colleagues. Now that I have a TV, which I inherited incidentally, I am very selective and often find I have spent the whole evening in my garden without being tempted to reach for the on switch!

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    1. Hi Angela, thank you for sharing that, it is amazing how you can fill your time with doing lots of beautiful things that call upon you, I think for me not having a TV allows me to fill that space preciously and wisely. Clarabelle ๐Ÿ™‚ May you continue to enjoy the magic and beauty of your garden. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I do not watch TV either CBelle. I used to all the time years ago. Only recently have I started to watch a series called Game of Thrones on the IPad with my beloved. We watch it to enter a place in time where we both have interest in the culture and belief systems. Otherwise I am officially a part of the “No TV weirdo” club!

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  3. I also have given up TV and I don’t miss a thing–and I save money and time! When I travel or live abroad I watch some TV to help learn a language, but I don’t miss having one at home. Usually people ask, “You don’t have a TV? Is it a religious thing?” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I agree completely. I try to avoid TV as much as possible and everyone thinks I am mad for not spending my time watching it. I am just far too busy living my life to watch it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. So True, I watch little or no t.v at all these days, love to walk, read, listen to music and drink wine, you are defo not weird, happy reading, communicating with others and enjoying a healthy life, xx thanks for sharing this!!!!

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