I was a bit confused: is day1 of unemployment the Monday after the last day of work, or is it the Saturday after, given that as the following Monday is not a workday, the weekend loses from its importance? I guess thinking about the latter – now that i am unemployed, i have more time to think about useless stuff – i decided that this weekend is part of the past workweek, and thus today is unemployment day-2.
Now, i will finally have time to do all those things that i always say i have no time for… like working out, improve my analytical skills, reading, blogging and, of course, applying for jobs. Yep, it sounds like i have it covered. As i got home today, i felt kinda motivated and i downloaded some weight tracking applications, i found some online aerobics videos and i actually promised myself that i would work out today. Well, here i am, wrapped up in a blanket, watching the local The Voice. And no, i did not exercise.
The apps that i downloaded were supposed to motivate me to get off my ass and actually lose those 5,3 kg that i plan to not see on the scale in about a month. But then, something happened. Something bad, something drew me onto the chair, the sunflower seeds and the 2 cups of tea.
A TV Show.
So i guess it is time for me to admit, once again, that i am addicted to TV Shows. But who isn’t, right? After all, they are such a fun pass time, when there is not enough time to watch a movie, when you want some quick leisure without having to pass through the get to know the characters and the story phase. Also, they are a great ice breaker and make for good conversation, because yes, everybody watches at least one TV Show. If the latter is positive and funny, we can even borrow some humor, we get into a better mood and we press play. Again and again. We lose track of our own lives, we spend hours and hours watching what we want to see. Fiction, drama, crime, sitcom – there is something for every taste, every mood, every occasion.
And they are endless. If one series ends, rest assured that there is another one somewhere, with a similar topic, idea, actor or whatever drew you to the show in the first place.
Well, i am not as bad as described in this article from the Thought Catalog, but i know i have a problem.
I worked from home, and it is easy to fall into this trap when there is nobody around, when the bed is so inviting, or when you can prolong your lunch break for more than 1 hour. But yes, those are excuses.
Now that i am unemployed, everything is so much more grave. So yes, i have to get off my ass and stop watching TV Shows. Or at least i have to do something useful while i watch :)
P.S.This article is really fun :)