Three things to do when you don’t own a TV

By Laura McArthur

The 21st Century is one full of cool little gadgets and technology which some feel have become a burden trapping people like zombies and others believe it is the way of the future.

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In my opinion I think the boxes only carry the future of no communication, where people are glued to their sofa like a coach potato and making little effort in bonding.

It is not all evil and grim though, I do believe it makes great background noise when there is no one else in the house, and every once in a while I like to watch a documentary or film.

However, I do not own a television and have gone without one for four months; during this time I have had to find a way to occupy the time I’m not glaring at a screen.

Here is my list of the top three things to do when you don’t own a TV:

Take up a hobby

The worst thing you can do is sit in a room and have nothing to do, you need something to occupy your mind but also something you can feel proud about doing.

It could involve taking up a sport such as football, skateboarding, tennis or anything that involves physical movement.

Perhaps you are not so sporty but have the gift of being creative; you could take a more “arty” approach to boredom and perhaps start up a project.

Give your friends a call

When occupying yourself with a hobby is not enough, the best thing to do is call up your friends and go out to do something.

You could even decide to make this a weekly occurrence and it doesn’t have to be anything costly, it could just involve going to the park, or the beach, or even the cinema.

Find out what is on in your local area

Sometimes where you live can hold a number of fascinating activities and sites.

Brighton happens to be a great place for culture and art, there is always something going on, the best thing to do is to look at the posters in shop windows as this has proved to be very helpful for me and to pick up as many leaflets as you can when in town.


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