5 Things to Do besides Watch TV - dummies

5 Things to Do besides Watch TV

If you’re tired of TV viewing and want something fresh and new to do, look no further. Some activities require getting out of the house; while others you can do in your own home — without noise pollution from the latest reality television installment.

1. Take Time to Smell the Roses

Roses require maintenance, but you might find the moments each day you spend in your tranquil, flourishing rose garden to be far more rewarding than the time you spend with your television.

How to Choose the Right Rose for Your Garden

2. Take a Hike for Better Mind and Body Health

You can hike as slowly or as strenuously as you like, depending on your goal: Do you want to get in shape or hike to commune with nature? Even if you live in a city, you’re probably just a short drive away from a great hiking spot or two.

Getting Fit by Hiking

3. Get Your Game On with Cribbage

Cribbage was a popular game in the mid 20th century and can be played with two to four players. It’s a counting game, so it’s a great way to help kids improve their math skills. All you need is a deck of cards and a simple cribbage board, available at most box stores or game shops.

The Basics of Cribbage

4. Make a Little Guitar Music

Strumming means dragging a pick (or the fingers) across the strings of the guitar. You drag the guitar pick in a downward motion (toward the floor) to sound the chords formed by the left hand, but you don’t try to do anything except sound the chords. In doing even that, however, you create rhythm.

Guitar Basics: Strumming an Electric Guitar

5. Change Up Your Dining Room Chair Seats

Replacing the fabric gives your dining room chairs a whole new look at a fraction of the cost (and environmental impact) of buying new ones — and minimizing environmental impact is what green living is all about.

Re-Upholstering Dining Room Chairs