I've had this book that I really like and have read half of sitting in my drawer. It's sitting and collecting dust at present. I really haven't read a word of it since last year, around the time I started to re-watch "The Office"...again. I feel like I make the excuse that I haven't found the time to read it simply because I have other things to do like homework and reading textbooks instead of for pleasure. I had a job last year and with that and school and... well "I didn't have time."
Friends, or maybe not friends, I have had tons of time to read this book and probably do so much other stuff but instead, I have spent the majority of my time watching things on Netflix. I've seen "The Office" about 4 times now, "The Vampire Diaries" 2 times, "The Originals" 2 times, "The Fosters" once and "Switched at Birth" once. All this is mixed in with the fact that I love watching movies on Netflix... I just watched "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society;" I loved it and highly suggest it to anyone interested in history; it's woven into a storyline. I have watched 71 episodes or movies on Netflix this month and the number only grows. Additionally, I have an Xfinity account which I have used half as much but still have used it.
So let's just say that there are 45 minutes to every episode on Netflix and I watch about 65 episodes. Then we'll say it is about 120 minutes per movie which I would have 6 of. In total, I have 60.75 hours of my time on Netflix just this month. I don't know if anyone knows this but that is about 8% of the month so far. It doesn't seem huge but if we counted just out of the hours I'm awake a day, which is about 12 or more, you have now closer to 17% of this month dedicated to Netflix. That's a lot!
My point here is that using Netflix to just fill extra time is great but there is so much to be doing instead and reading a book or soaking in the sun could be one of them. I will still watch Netflix- especially "The Office"- just not as much.