12 Things to do Instead of Binge-Watching

Self- Help

By  Divya Toshniwal


When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire over time, deciding what characters are wearing, how they are standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss.  So read and keep that brain working faster.

Indulge In A Hobby

Indulge in a hobby that does not involve a screen. No phone, tablet or television, no gaming. Nothing involving a screen. So go ahead play a musical instrument, dance, sing, play a sport, go for a run.

Catch-up With Old Friends

Get together for a cup of coffee or a nice dinner and keep your phones aside while you have that lovely time together. I once heard about a group of friends who made a rule that if anyone touches their phone before the bill arrives they would have to make the payment for the entire dinner.


Find a place in or around your city that you haven't explored and go ahead. You may not be able to do it every Sunday, but, at least one Sunday in a week explore a place that you have never been to.

Join a workshop

It is an excellent way to meet new people and learn new things. There are a number of workshops being held everywhere. Whether it's good or not is a risk to take but you definitely would get to meet new people and learn something new.

Play Board Games

Remember that time when we did not have phones? And with all our cousins and friends around we sat and played Monopoly, Ludo, Uno, Life, and various other board games?Those days were so beautiful and to relive those days would be definitely more worth than binge-watching another series.

DIY Something

Create something for your house or for a friend. Being creative keeps you active and engaged and also gives a sense of accomplishment when you see your creation.

Volunteer Your Time

No, don't just give money to the charity. Go and spend some time with people in shelter homes. Not only will it make you feel good but it will make you learn a lot and inspire you to move forward in life. It will make you grateful for all you have and you would love your life more.

Organize Your Home

Living in a clutter-free space would bring down your stress levels too and you will feel good about the space that you live in.

Listen To A Ted Talk

So instead of binge-watching a drama, watch something that can give you new information or a new idea. Ted is an incredible option to increase your knowledge bank and be inspired.

Start a Journal/ Blog

Start writing about your experiences, learnings, feelings, accomplishments and whatever you want to share with yourself. By the end of the year, you would have so many write-ups that can feed your soul or turn into a successful blog profile.


Spending some time for yourself is one thing you should add to your list immediately and meditation is the best tool to do so.