I remember the day like it was yesterday. I logged onto my favorite gossip blog, in hopes of some juicy news or paparazzi candids from one of my fave celebs.
A story appeared on the screen and read "Jay-Z Gets Excited At Lunch". Apparently Jay went to lunch with Beyoncé and got a boner. I stopped and stared at the screen. Was this really the highlight of my day? Fucking pathetic. After that post, I vowed to stay away from gossip blogs, awards shows and reality TV -- I couldn't stand for the petty fights between women, the publicity stunts and unimportant news.
After a few months, I figured out that I was pretty out of the loop with celebrity news. It didn't bother me one bit! I began to talk more about social issues, race relations and business goals with friends. The conversations proved to be more engaging and meaningful.
Going on this "media diet" brought me closer to my goals. I was no longer a slave to the television and did not feel any connection to blogs that reported every occurrence in a celebs life. I read more books and felt a sense of empowering clarity. I accomplished many of my goals!
Now don't get this media diet misconstrued -- I love looking at TV shows! I Netflix like everyone else and am an avid 'House of Cards' fan. It's reality TV that I believe cannot produce shows without drama. Life is not this way. We can control most drama in our lives by changing our reaction, treating people with respect and distancing ourselves from those who breed drama or inspire us to act out of character.
I challenge you to try and go a month without reality TV or gossip blogs. Please share your experience with us below! We would love to hear how you liked/disliked the media diet.