Life, right? There’s never enough of anything, then again, too much of everything is harmful. We all love to unwind every now and then, most times, in front of our TV’s after a long day’s work, school or both. Whilst we have nothing against taking a chill time with our remote’s at hand, there are other ways to chill out than just staring at our screens.
Recent discoveries in science have shown that too much time spent watching TV can lead to unhealthy lifestyles, relationships and insomnia. Nobody wants that right? No!
Realizing that it’s unhealthy over-indulging in watching TV is only the first part. There is a conundrum that then presents itself on what the next steps should be after this epiphany. Well, worry no more. We’ve got you covered! Follow us through as we explore a couple of other fun activities that you could engage in that are just as awesome as your favourite episode of SpongeBob!
Engage with People
Interaction with fellow humans can be quite helpful in discovering new opportunities, ideas and in the promotion of the social aspect of life. An in-depth chat with someone you feel comfortable with or even a stranger can go a long mile in exposing you to different schools of thought.
Meeting up in person at home, restaurants or coffee shops as you imbibe in a soft drink or sharing meals, can be quite eye-opening. Without knowing, you get to learn the art of presentation, listening and depending on your audience; get to develop a sense of humor.
Words have a sense of magic in them. Writing seems to act as magical spells in that we oft get to express our sense of being by the use of words. Don’t believe us? Well, think about it, when we are happy, aren’t we likely to express a sense of positivity in our word flow? Even when we are sad about something, we tend to draft pieces that upon reflection make us drift off deep in thoughts and positive contemplation on the things we could have done right.
Musicians probably realized this a long time ago. Some of the greatest hits overtime have oft tended to be penned right after the artists experienced a moment in their lives. The Beatles did it back in the day. In contemporary times, Adele comes to mind. Massive success was the result.
Listen to a Podcast
Podcasts are wonderful. We simply need to find a really good podcast online and just hit play. We’re bound to find ourselves all relaxed in a tiny wonderland of our own contemplating about life and all the amazing intricacies that come with it.
With podcasts, even when they seem to drown us out with all the talk, we’ll still be winning since the next most probable stop is sleeping. Moreover, we have to admit, we all enjoy a little slumber!
Reading a book tends to bring out a completely new reality as the words compound themselves from sentence to sentence. Finding a good author and book is usually the first part. Thanks to technology, it’s easier these days to check out a plethora of writers and the different genres available, be it fictional or not.
Reading enhances your creative juices. This could be of great use to you at your workplace, school and relationships! Why? Probably because nobody likes to be boring. A little hyperbole here and there wouldn’t do you any harm!
Exercising helps people shed off so many things all at once. It could be a smoking habit, morning laziness, depression, weight gain, drinking and whole other bunch of things. Turns out that by working out, you get to inspire yourself to achieve a higher sense of purpose in life.
You get to have more time and always feel up and ready for any task. Sluggishness, on the other hand, tends to motivate people towards their TV sets. It’s the closest thing akin to a wonder path that has been discovered by scientists.
Watching TV is not a crime. We just have to find a balance to the whole equation, overindulging in front of our TV sets means we have less time for ourselves, our companions at work, school and home. By exploring other activities, we can expose ourselves to an injection of life. That sounds just about right, doesn’t it?