I decided that this year was a year off challenges I’d set myself. What will it be this month? TV free March. During the week, I often find myself coming home and turning on the tv first thing just to be entertained while cooking. I often get annoyed at the end of the day when thinking about how much time I spent watching something of no value, which is why I decided to do something about it this month.
For the no TV Challenge I restrict myself from watching TV, any kind of YouTube videos (except for school), Netflix, HBO and any other movie watching option except for movie theaters with friends.
How I prepared
Free 1-month newspaper trials
Since one of my motivations to do set myself this challenge is to consume more high-quality content, which is why, this month, I am making a conscious effort to read something every day.
Since I didn’t quite know what to choose and what I would like, I decided to try out a few free kindle newspaper subscriptions trials in order to find a newspaper I liked and could stick to once the challenge is over.
Deleting apps from my phone
I used to safe lots of Netflix episodes on my phone to watch during bus rides. Now I am bringing a book instead and loving the extra time to read on my commute.
Stocking up on library books
Luckily, we have a fantastic library in Aarhus that provides me with pretty much everything I need.
Last week, I spent one day on the weekend just browsing and picking and ended up with waaaaay too many books I could read for the month. Borrowing books at the library is free, zero waste and offers a wholesome activity for a rainy afternoon.
I. LOVE. PODCASTS!!!! I listen to them while I cook, clean or do my hair and I love that there are conversations about virtually anything that I can listen to.
Finding new music on Spotify has become one of my new favourite activities. Listening to music without distraction makes the world slow down around me and I enjoy dancing and singing along and learning new songs by heart.