I have a few shows on my DVR that I never feel like watching. I’ve watched a few episodes of one of them and find myself looking at my phone more than the screen. One I haven’t had the urge to watch once. I watched the first seasons of the shows and liked them enough to record season two, but apparently not enough to watch season two. Yet, they are still there, taking up space on my DVR. I have no idea how long they will sit there until I give up and delete them. Probably when the new TV season starts and I start having a disk space crisis and something has to go to make room for the shows I actually care about.
I will occasionally give up on a book if I read 50 pages and it’s not grabbing me. I have problems giving up if I’ve made it past 50 pages and then get bored after 100 or so. I feel like I’ve committed too much time to give up at that point so my reading slows down while I spend days finishing a book I no longer care about. Why do I do that? There are too many good books out there to waste time reading one I obviously don’t like. It’s the same with movies. We recently watched an entire 90 minute movie that none of us as enjoying because no one wanted to be the one to suggest turning it off.
How long do you leave a show on your DVR before you admit you will never watch it and delete?
Do you have a page number for how long you read before you stop? Do you have a point of no return where you will finish no matter how bad it gets?
Do you turn movies off halfway through if you aren’t enjoying it?
Why do we waste precious time on things we aren’t enjoying?