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When I stopped watching TV..step-1 to self-discipline.

Are you ready to go from chasing dreams to catching them, from beating yourself up to being your own best ally and brilliant, then you’re reading the right post.

Like most of the mommies out there I also used to spend my leisure time (you know how hard is to find it while dealing with two little humans), especially on weekends by watching movies/series…Because, for me one of the synonym for happiness was snacking and watching something on tv..!! When my little girl started kindergarten I was so busy with preaching the importance of self-discipline..Meanwhile I asked the same question to myself..And my mind begin to find mindless excuses like ‘it’s okay for mommies’ ..!! Anyhow, one fine day I decided even if I couldn’t do great things, I will try something different and productive in my own way.

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

Napoleon Hill

Self-discipline isn’t about being perfect every day. For example, there were days in the beginning when I checked progress of the series which I used to watch..and later, where I condemn to myself and turned it off.. And it is okay as long as you’re determined and focused on the final results.

I found the 3R’s Restrict yourself & Reroute your attention and Repeat the goals and results in my mind helping me to overcome my inclination towards television ….Soon, I found more time for setting realistic and powerful goals while building a healthy reserve of resilience, moderation, focus, and determination. You’re reading the blog which I started after quitting my affinity towards television..!! Many of my friend used to ask me about how I manage the time for blogging especially amidst these lockdown days..And the answer was simple-if there’s a will there is a way..!! And I’m happy that I did it..!!

3R’s of self disciplineRestrict yourself & Reroute your attention and Repeat the goals and results in mind.


According to google, Self-discipline is the ability to do what you should be doing. Self-discipline often means putting off your immediate comfort or wishes in favor of long term success.

My definition for Self discipline is kind of self control for a better you.

Self discipline is a kind of self control for a better you


It is said that Our way to success and happiness is deeply connected to your willpower and dedication. These will keep you going towards your goals even when everything seems to go against you.

We parents are very good at teaching about the value of self discipline to our kids. How ever, before that there is a string called parent paradigm..It can be in choosing healthy food, maintaining healthy relationships, career, finance… everything matters. For the smooth functioning of all above mentioned categories, we will need to master at least some amount of self discipline or so called self control.

Well, I can’t demand my kids to stay away from the idiot box until I practice the same..right?? Because we all know kids will try to replicate what they observe in their parents.

Even if you don’t have any discipline you can start from this moment because it is like a muscle, the more you use it better you get it…yes you’re not late, there is still time for that..hope you remember one of my previous post on expiry of dreams (if not here is the link

In my opinion one must follow self-discipline with an optimistic attitude and spirit of adventure. You’ll need to feel empowered and encouraged if you’re going to make real change in your life.

When we visualize the benefits of doing so, in our minds we will get the strength to get through..To be frank, at first couple of weeks it’s really demanding your conscious effort to make it to a habit..and for today it’s been 6 months since I watched a movie/Netflix/Amazon/iptv..and yes I am proud of it…!! And the less known fact here is that, our life will be more blissful when you’re are watching your own creativity rather than amazing at someone’s creativity..!!

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Published by AnuRijo

I’m an aeronautical engineer by profession, artist and blogger by passion..So, you can find me anywhere between inspiring others, working on myself and nourishing my goals.. Be with me and discover more about me...😊

47 thoughts on “When I stopped watching TV..step-1 to self-discipline.

    1. Thank you Rusha for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 💭..yeah the same logic should work for mobile(social media) too ..actually I’m working on it..however blogging demands it..!!as long as we’re focusing on our own creative things in a moderation on mobile , then it should be okay..👍🏻

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  1. That’s a wonderful topic you have chosen, Anu. I am a random TV watcher, so no worries on that front. I learned a big lesson from some of the most successful people in the world, that they never watched TV and read so many books as if it was their last day. I have tried to imbibe some of those habits. Though it is a tough call.😀

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    1. Waw..Good for you Commander..!!
      I too agree to what you said, almost all of the successful people out there were brave enough to Say No to TV..!! because it’s consuming our time+controling thoughts, emotions and sometimes actions too …😇😇
      More over it’s a kind of programming..and to stay away is bit tough..And now I am trying todo the same with my phone 📱.. I know it’s not going to be as easy as TV 😂

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 💭..🙏

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  2. Self discipline is hardest to control. Great read. Really thought about it and its about time i get my studies done and put a end to netflix. i will my best. good day

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    1. Thank you friend for stopping by and sharing your thoughts..yeah, it used to be the same with me as well, but not anymore…
      Happy that the post helped you to enforce the awareness on both..and indeed you will get more productive and find more happiness in your life 😊

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    1.’s mostly about what you watch..because all this may get manifested as affirmations later in to our subconscious..our time , our energy, our thoughts and emotions..even sometimes our actions..every things may be controlled by this …!!


  3. I finally beat the Netflix series time drain, but lately have found myself on Youtube idling my time away giving myself the excuse that I’m learning things, which I am, but then I’m not really doing anything with what I’m learning. I just keep scrolling on to the next. Last night I broke the trance and hope to limit it greatly from here on out.

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    1. I’m so glad this post resonated with you..hmm.. I know sometimes YouTube is also such a dawdle, unless we stick on to our need..! I was also like that once, however not any more..😀
      Thank you friend for stopping by and sharing your valuable thoughts..and happy to stay connected..

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