Productivity Boost

As part of my endeavour to write this year, I set myself a challenge of reading 52 books. However, as of week 13, I’ve only managed to polish off 8 books so far! I’m really¬†falling a bit behind the curve. However, inspiration struck whilst out watching Ready Player One¬†with some friends at the weekend. As with many a movie, there are some drastic changes from the excellent Ernest Cline novel, but one that hit me on a personal level was at the end of the movie.


After successfully winning the egg hunt, Wade gains full control of the Oasis, and makes an executive decision for the betterment of human kind: Shutting down the Oasis for 2 days a week, on Tuesday and Thursday.

For me, this seemed like a great idea. Imagine all the things you could accomplish if you weren’t hanging out in the virtual world for 2 days a week? Well, back here in the real “real” world, and I am putting myself onto a similar regime, aptly named:

No TV Tuesday!

From now on, I’m going to not watch a single minute of TV on Tuesdays. Instead, I’ll crack on with something more productive with my evening:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • DIY (cough, not likely)

After completing the first night of this, I’m happy to report I succeeded, and managed to read a good chunk of a novel in the process.

If I manage to keep to No TV Tuesday for a few weeks, I might consider extending it to the full Ready Player One level of No TV Tuesday and Thursday!