Mom, there’s nothing on TV!

Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh) recently wrote a book titled “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life”.

He collaborated with a dietician, and the book is wonderful. It includes lots of alternatives, all centering around the simple power of being mindful. Problems with overweight and obesity are often associated with excessive screen time: TV, computers, and smartphones.

The book includes several “Screen-Time Alternatives”:

Screen-Time Alternatives

Acting
Journaling
Bike riding
Jogging
Bowling
Jumping rope
Camping
Knitting or crocheting
Learning a language
Caring for your pet
Listening to music
Cleaning the house
Meditating
Mindful walking
Cooking
Mowing the lawn
Crafting
Organizing
Dancing
Painting
Doing laundry
Planting flowers
Doing push-ups
Playing an instrument
Doing sit-ups
Playing board games
Doing yoga
Playing Dance, Dance Revolution
Drawing
Playing Frisbee
Fishing
Playing tag
Gardening
Playing team sports
Going to a house of worship
Playing tennis
Going to a spiritual center
Playing with a hacky sack
Going to the gym
Playing with children
Golfing
Reading
Hiking
Relaxing
In-line skating
Scrapbooking
Inviting friends over
Talking on the phone with friends
Singing
Tutoring
Sleeping
Visiting a museum
Solving number puzzles
Volunteering
Spending time with family
Walking
Storytelling
Woodworking
Stretching
Writing poetry
Swimming
Taking photographs

Do you have any others you would share?

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