9 Reasons You Need to Ditch Your TV (Yes, Really)

If you’re a TV junkie, abandoning your TV—or merely turning it off—is asking the impossible. But hear us out: Giving the screen a rest can make your happier, richer, and slimmer. Just don’t expect anything to happen right off the bat. In fact, it’s normal to take a few steps forward before you take a few steps back. “You may be used to turning on the TV when you get home to entertain yourself, but TV rarely helps us experience the true joy of life,” says Mike Dow, PhD, psychotherapist and author of Healing the Broken Brain.