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Turn Off Your TV: Empower Your Mind and Body Instead

After a long day at work it can be hard to even think about opening up a book or going outside for a run. Most of us are guilty of just resorting to the television as a means of downtime. JJ Smith, author of THINK YOURSELF THIN, wants you to empower your mind and body and turn off your TV!

Food for thought: Know that gossip or Ratchet TV does not feed your soul or spirit.

Exercise: Someone once said that to be wildly successful, you have to put down the remote control and pick up a book. I took that advice to heart and it has never failed me. Give yourself a break from all television today, especially gossip or Ratchet TV, which does not feed your soul or spirit.

Also abstain from watching the news for one day. Some folks feel like they have to continuously monitor all the disasters and heartbreak in the world as if they are in charge of grief relief. See what’s going on in the world, feel the feelings, take action, and then move on. You have to remember that love is still where you live, so focus on loving those in your life right now.

We have become obsessed with consuming media, from TV to social media. We wake up and check our social media accounts and television before giving any thought to God. Break that habit and seek God first thing in the morning. Don’t be so eager to wake up to the things of this world. Instead, be eager to let God prepare your heart and mind for the day. Fill your life with God’s presence and love.

Abstaining from idle entertainment might not be easy, but it’s good for your soul. I am not telling you to do so indefinitely, but for one day you should give your mind a break from meaningless noise and chatter. No TV at all today. Instead of watching television, spend the time reading about health and nutrition. This will empower you. It’s not about having some- one tell you what to eat or how much to eat, that just makes you diet-minded. It’s about learning how to help your unique body become healthier and lose weight. Enjoy learning, reading, and growing in knowledge. Be empowered, for knowledge is power.

Turn off your television and pick up a copy of THINK YOURSELF THIN by JJ Smith!

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Excerpted from Think Yourself Thin by JJ Smith. Copyright © 2018 by author. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

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