50 Things To Do Other Than Watch Netflix

I hate to admit it but I’ve been binge watching Netflix (specifically The Good Wife) for quite some time and I need an intervention. With winter still around, it’s easy to curl up on the couch with some comfort food, a blanket and endless amount of TV shows and movies. I do however multitask and make jewelry, so I don’t feel so guilty. But I know I need to break free from this habit. Spring is about to roll in and the last thing I want to do on a nice sunny day is be hooked on Netflix. From working on the computer all day, coming home and escaping reality by watching a few hours of The Good Wife, I’m not giving my brain and body a break. Here are 50 things I plan on doing other than watching Netflix or in between an episode or two of my show. It’s all about baby steps right?

  • Send someone a fun care package just because
  • Bake something delish!
  • Plan a day trip
  • Connect with a friend you haven’t spoke to in a while
  • Start a blog on a topic you are passionate about
  • Look up recipes for the coming week
  • Shop at your local market
  • Read a novel or your favourite magazine
  • De-clutter one room in your home
  • Visit a park or go for a hike
  • Take a moment to be grateful for the big and small things in your life
  • Check out a coffee shop you’ve never been to before
  • Visit a craft store, buy what speaks to you and just play!
  • Cook something outside of your comfort zone
  • Search for new music on itunes
  • Listen to music and do nothing else but listen
  • Give yourself a manicure
  • Write a letter on pretty stationery
  • Read non-fiction and learn something new
  • Visit an artists studio
  • Meditate
  • Style your outfit for the next day – get creative!
  • Brainstorm book ideas
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Decorate a room
  • Play in your closet and create new outfits!
  • Create a styleboard
  • Give yourself a pedicure
  • Write a wildest dreams list
  • Paint or make a craft
  • Take a relaxing bath
  • Plan out your weekend
  • Take a creative class – sewing, print-making, painting…
  • Look up concerts coming into town and buy tickets
  • Do a fitness class
  • Learn a new jewelry making technique
  • Dust off the piano and relearn a piece
  • Join a sports league
  • Brainstorm business ideas
  • Research the latest and greatest apps
  • Take dance lessons or just dance for fun!
  • Become an expert on a subject (buddhism, french cooking, the history of hip-hop anyone?)
  • Plan a trip, big or small
  • Create a playlist for different occasions: workouts, brunch, dinner, etc
  • Do something for someone else
  • Plan a themed party
  • Research volunteer opportunities
  • Write in a journal
  • Stretch 
  • Take out your camera and experiment

This list was taken from BRIKA's blog post “50 Thing to Do Other Than Watch TV" and was slightly modified to fit my interests. 

What’s on your list of things to do?