Watching TV is good. It, no doubt, helps to relieve stress. Watching your favourite TV shows after a long day will definitely help ease off stress and help you relax. But when watching TV becomes addictive and you feel like you spend more time flipping through channels than just sitting then you probably want to reduce that time.
Just like every habit, breaking the habit of watching too much TV is difficult but possible, and replacing it with new and more healthy habits makes it even more possible.
Here are 10 things to do instead of watching TV.
Meditation is used to train your mind and it is a good substitute for watching TV. So, get yourself into that realm.
Exercise is to the body what meditation is to the mind. Instead of watching TV, make moves that will keep your body and mind fit. You can head to the gym or do some exercises at home that will help you stay fit.
3. Learn something new on the internet
It is time to go to the internet and learn new things. You can quickly get a crash course on anything you want or watch a YouTube video. There are many things you can learn on the internet, including knitting, cooking, or anything else that interests you.
4. Read a book
If you want to reduce the time you spend watching TV, then you should invest in books. You will be spending your time wisely if you read books, whether fiction or nonfiction.
5. Get rid of clutter
Check for clutter in your home or office and get rid of it.
Get into your cleaning mood and clean out your closet, bathroom, bedroom etc.
7. Start/read a blog
Starting a blog is a great way to engage yourself for a long time. Share your story or experience with the rest of the world. You can start a blog at little or no cost at all. However, if you don't want to start one, then you should read one.
8. Rethink your goals
If you have goals, work on them instead of watching TV. Write down steps you need to take to accomplish them, tweak your goals and plan properly. If you don't have a goal, you should set one that is achievable.
9. Spend time with friends and family
What's more fun than spending time with loved ones? Visit friends, hangout instead of watching TV. You should also take your time to call someone you love.
Get a good sleep. Sleep has been proven to play an important role in our physical health. It reduces blood pressure and stress level. So, have a good sleep instead of watching TV.