If I watch TV, streaming or terrestrial or whatever, too early in my day I am mentally and physically sluggish. I don’t know if it applies to all videos. I don’t know if a neat emacs video or something security related or the news would trigger it, for example. Entertainment videos definitely do trigger a sloth like lethargy I sometimes cannot shake.
It seems the exercise variable doesn’t help. If I fire up a review of the US late night talk shows’ takes on a political event after time in the gym I am as useless as if I had stayed in bed.
Liberating an idea from Mark Bittman, I will try to keep my entertainment viewing to the evening.
I’d love to ditch it completely. I know that’s unlikely for me. I’ve a weird addictive thing with some TV. I hate The Sopranos. I love The Good Wife. I can’t stand reality TV but give me a home repair & improvement show and I will binge it. I’ll take The Prisoner over Lost any day of the week.
I will queue shows for an extended illness or flights to & from the US viewing. Living in Japan now can make that difficult.
The bigger difficulty is on my time, attention, and energy on the everyday.
It seems silly to track, but I will start another calendar for daily X-ing when I avoid an early morning video hit.
Anyone else challenged thusly?