I heard it for years from my mother…..”TV will rot your brain”! So far my brain hasn’t melted to my knowledge and I have only seen things that regular aging will do to a person. We all know what negative things come out of watching too much TV and it is all just common sense. First if you watch TV all day and do no physical exercise, you will become unhealthy. Also, watching things that are mostly negative will have a large impact on your mood. Now that we have that all cleared up, lets focus on some of the good things you can get out of watching TV that will benefit you in your life.
Great Things You Can Get Out of Watching Television
One of my favorite things besides watching musicals on TV is the travel channel. I get that watching exotic places instead of visiting them is not as amazing. For a person on a limited budget though I get to travel to some of the most beautiful places and learn about different cultures. I have learned so many different things about different locations based on watching the Travel Channel. Watching these exotic locations has inspired me to travel outside of the United States to see different areas. Also, I feel like more of an adventurous person when I watch different locations.
I love some of the series you see on TV and also originals. This has also inspired my imagination as well as given me hours of entertainment. Also, other people I work with and know watch the same episodes. This has been great conversation starters to meet new people. I was at a Coffee shop and met my current partner talking about one of the current TV series. There is a lot of passion these series and it gets your involved in what is going on.
Educational Shows and Entertainment
Some may say there is nothing educational on TV these days, but I disagree. There are more and more educational videos out there than ever and you can learn just about anything. There is cooking, DIY projects, Fitness, and History. Not only is it entertaining, I am engaged and that is the most important thing. Television is here to stay so why not find some programming that you and your family will enjoy.
The best thing about Television is it is changing in so many different ways. Now if you missed your favorite show, you can stream it later in the day or even back it up. You do not have to work around the TV’s schedule. It is so easy to find what you are looking for and we can watch anything we want at any time of the day. Also, we can find any TV programing online. The most important thing now is to just figure out what you want to watch because there is not enough time in the day to see all the programming out there. I would love to hear what your favorite TV series is below.
Music touches our lives day in and day out. Most people are walking zombies through life and tune out the music they hear on a regular basis. Most of this is due to the distracting thoughts that people have on a regular basis. We have so many things in our life trying to get our attention that it is hard to focus. When we hear something new though like a piece of music, it can transform a persons life. Music can be so captivating that it makes music fade away with all of your problems. It can also inspire you to finish a project that you want to finish or help another person experience the same type of joy.
Changing How You Listen to Music
How often do we take the time to stop and just listen to music that we really love. The best way to listen to music for me is to put a pair of headphones on and close my eyes. This takes me to places that I have never been before and alters my mood. Sometimes music makes me feel sad while other times happy. That is the power of music. It is transformative and can also heal peoples lives or make drastic changes.
If you are more intentional about having music in your life, you will notice changes. When I listen to music while I cook it puts me into a more relaxed state. Going to work, I have to drive through very heavy traffic which can cause anxiety. When I have really good music on, I do not care. I just sit back and wait at traffic lights with patience while listening to a new podcast. How can you add music into your everyday life?
Playing Music or Just Trying Something New
Have you always wanted to learn an instrument or develop your voice? It isn’t nearly as hard to get started these days with the internet. There are so many different ways to get information. There are articles or videos online, podcasts, and also online music lessons. When I was growing up I didn’t have any of these available to me. Now is the time to try something new and pursue your music goals.
Another great question to ask yourself is what instrument are you really interested in. There is so much to choose from on the market today. You can even make music with just a laptop and a set of headphones. Take the time to do some research before you get started, it will be worth it. After you pick an instrument that you want to learn or that you are interested in, set some goals. You want to make this process fun and interesting. If you are just gonna set time aside for practice each week, you will end up losing interest. Make some plans to join a music group or band! Or you can decide to perform in front of others once you have a few songs down. Have an accountability partner in all of this so you stick with it. If you need motivation, please reach out to us.
Music History is full of interesting facts, so we have included a video about music artists and history. We will be including many fun facts about radio and music history over the years and how it applies to us today.