Some people spend late nights or early mornings watching TV in their Hotels or on tablets in their tents. Some people believe that Watching TV is the last thing you should be doing on vacation- After all, it is nice to get away from all of that for a little while. So who is right? Should you watch TV on vacation?
I tried very hard to pick a side on this topic because I always write at my best as an advocate of one side, but the truth is I can’t.
I spent hours reviewing what other people have said about the subject on a number of forums and the there is almost an even number of people who say they do watch TV vs. those who say they don’t.
Some people suggested that watching TV while abroad helps you get a special insight into the local perspectives of the world and others suggested that it may help you know which places you should avoid as well.
I feel that you should decide based on your personal feelings and keep in mind that TV doesn’t affect everyone the same way, so recognize] what is true for you.
Does TV help relax you?
Some people have found that TV is a great way to escape from the world and relax. On the other hand, a number of people use TV to get an idea of what is going on around the world, and that may not be the most relaxing thing you can do on vacation.
Do you have time for TV and everything you want to do on vacation?
Growing up, I didn’t watch TV on vacation. We woke up early in the morning and came home late at night so by the time I was ready to rewind from the day, I was already dreaming of what was to come the next day. With that being the case, I didn’t have time to watch TV and it probably would have taken away from the vacation.
On the other hand, Meg’s family always watches TV. I remember the first time I went on a family vacation with them to Disneyland. Each morning we would sleep in late and watch TV while everyone got ready for the day. It gave the vacation a completely different feel. On one hand, we didn’t spend as much time at Disneyland, but on the other hand, I felt much more rested and a lot less exhausted each night and morning.
Does TV take away from together time?
When I am home with Meg, we hardly ever have the TV on, except to watch Big Brother, because we commonly get sucked into the TV and forget the other person is even there. The same is on vacation. Sometimes it is nice to take a break from each other, but vacation is a great time to be together.
TV commonly creates great quantity time, but not quality time and vacation should be more about quality time.
Should you watch TV on vacation?
In addition to the other points I brought up about watching TV analyze how you feel after watching TV. Do you feel rested? Does it take up all your time and make you feel lazy? Should you set boundaries for the amount of time you have the TV on?
If you are on vacation with someone else, make sure that you keep them in mind before turning on/off the TV. If you don’t know how they would feel about watching TV, ask them before you pick up the remote.
Do you watch TV on Vacation? What are your thoughts on the matter? Comment below to share your opinion.
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