I just started watching Scrubs, and after realizing I have ~50 episodes left to watch before I'm all caught up, I came to the conclusion that I consume too much media.
- American Dad (22 min)
- Desperate Housewives (42 min)
- Drawn Together (22 min)
- Family Guy (22 min)
- Reunion (Cancelled) (42 min)
- Scrubs (22 min)
- South Park (22 min)
- The OC (42 min)
On a week when all shows are on, this takes up: ~4 hours/week
This is a bit of an overestimate because not every show is on every week (especially over the holiday season), however, it doesn't take into account the time spent acquiring the shows (maybe another 15 minutes a week).
Total time: 7.25 hours/week
Podcasts take a long time to listen to because a lot times I have to really pay attention or else it becomes background noise. I've had to unsubscribe from IT Conversations because I fell so far behind, there was no way I would ever catch up. It's a shame, because the shows I did have time to listen to, I really enjoyed.
I've got 51 feeds in my feed reader that are updated at varying frequencies. I figure that even at 10 minutes per feed per week, I'm looking at 8.33 hours weekly. This does not include the sites I read that don't have feeds, or links that I follow from the feeds in my reader.
All things considered, this adds up to almost 20 hours a week that I spent not doing homework, reading for class, socializing or doing something that doesn't involve sitting in front of a computer. Somehow I need to trim some of my consumption, but its not going to be easy giving up the things I've grown attached to over time.
Any suggestions on how to cut down? What's your weekly media consumption look like?
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