It is very easy to spend many hours stuck to the television set. It is estimated that an individual views the television for two full months of a year. It is very hard to stop watching the television all in a sudden because some people cannot miss a particular program that they use to watch regularly. Finding an alternative for television watching is quite tough to deal with.
One can participate in some other enjoyable activities instead of spending much time in front of the small screen. The alternative for the television watching is exercising. We can do exercises in an enjoyable way to kill a few hours instead of television watching. Exercises are good to keep our body fit and it is also a right way to burn the calories. Exercising can also develop the ability of the lungs and heart to function efficiently.
Hobby is another excellent substitute for watching television. We can start to collect something. For example, coin collection, stamp collection and so on. Reading is the fantastic option in order to get rid from that (idiot box) television. Reading not only promotes the imagination of the individual but it also allows the clear mind and it promotes the mental health.
During the leisure time we can do gardening in our home. Gardening will give you pleasure and very soon you will come out of your worries and sufferings. On seeing the plants we could forget our sorrows and we will have a clear and a calm mind.