I recently realized I spend way too much time watching reality TV, particularly the show with a set of housewives based in large cities. You know the ones.
I started watching these shows nearly a decade ago on a day I stayed home sick in bed. I couldn’t turn it off; the sheer silliness of grown women yelling at each other over the trivial was hilarious and fascinating. How ridiculous! Slowly but surely, I’ve allowed myself to identify with some of them (the more rational ones, of course) and have been swept away.
After reading a book about mindfulness and the importance of being present, I started to take a hard look at all of my habits and analyzing what I spend my time on the most. I asked myself why I spend so much time on a group of women who care nothing about my life. What am I really getting out of this? Is it inspiring me? Is it empowering me?