It is absolutely scary when you look at and consider the overall numbers regarding just how many hours of television people in the United States watch everyday. It has been found that people watch television for as many as eight hours per day, contributing to many harmful social and physical issues.

This problem is actually getting even worse with future generations, as parents are letting televisions babysit their children. It has been shown that young people watch even more than eight hours per day on average. That fact is very scary and troublesome for the future of American society.

While most would like to think that these figures are about average in comparison to the rest of the world, the truth is that these statistics are far higher than in other nations comparable to the United States. In fact, people that are in other industrialized countries do not spend quite the amount of time as Americans do in front of the television. They actually watch television less than half of what the numbers show for the United States.

A fact of the matter is that spending so many hours watching television can easily prevent people from accomplishing their goals and being productive. For instance, considering all of the time most people spend watching television, people tend to sleep less.

It is often said that the people of America do not get enough hours of sleep per night. This is in large part due to stress and anxiety. In addition to this, people watch too much television. The constant hours spent watching television can contribute to people feeling stressed out.

I am a firm believer in doing exercise and meditating. I believe it so much that I have been an aerobics instructor for many years. Accomplishing your goals is about focus and thinking clearly. For this reason, I recommend exercise to everyone.

Taking the first step is not easy, so take baby steps! I suggest swapping out an hour of your television or internet time everyday toward something more productive like exercising or reading a book. Some other things you can do are taking long walks, dancing, or spending some quiet time meditating.

After you have meditated for some time, you will begin to see a change in your life such that you will feel better mentally and can focus more clearly. Doing exercise and meditation are not only good for your body, but also for your mind. It has been found that working out can help battle stress and anxiety.

What makes more sense, spending your time being productive and minimizing stress, or watching television? Keep into consideration that reducing your stress levels can improve your sleep and can even reduce the effects of aging.

If you are looking to make more money, watching less television can be the key to your success. By being more productive and focused, you will come much closer to accomplishing your goals. Make an attempt to skip watching television for a few days. If this is too challenging, try taping your favorite shows to watch at a later time. During the week, rather than spending those hours watching television do something productive like picking up a book on personal development or business management. Doing so will bring you many steps closer toward achieving your goals and becoming a more successful person.