When I fasted from sugar in 2011, the battle was with my body and my mind. When I fasted from TV recently, the battle was with my spirit.
Both fasts were done in response to a challenge. Both were supposed to be temporary. Both surprised me, and taught me lessons about myself (the best kind).
Here are some lessons I learned from my 21-day TV fast, which ended last night:
- I am a TV addict
- I didn’t think I was a TV addict
- I need to make some changes
Those are simple lessons, and I am leaving out a lot. I am still pondering and processing everything.
This fast was hard, and that was one of the things that surprised me. But I am grateful for it. Sometimes the fact that it was hard is part of what makes it good.