The mantra I've found myself chanting most frequently this last year has been "I don't have time..."
to see the people I want
to read the books I want
to cook the foods I want
to have the quite time with my husband I want
the list goes on and on.
To be honest, I got tired of listening to myself. The desire to have more time is what really prompted getting rid of the TV in my household.
My husband did some quick calculations while driving home from work one day.
On average let's say we watch 2 hours of TV/day
That's 14 hours/week, which is about the equivalent of 1 full waking day
for 52 weeks/year
In essence, we just bought back 52 waking days