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Though there are many things to watch on Netflix or Hulu, being glued to a television screen is not good for you. In this week's Sunset Palms Blog, we’ve got a list of hobbies you can pick up instead of watching a TV show in your apartment. Instead of settling into your couch for hours of binge-watching, try some of the items on our list.

1. Painting

Remember when you were in kindergarten or primary school and your teachers would give you time to paint? Painting is a great way to express your creativity and can be an outlet for grief and other stressful emotions. The best part about painting is that you’re not restricted in any way when it comes to creation, you are free to paint the Eiffel Tower or experiment with colors and patterns of your choosing. You may not necessarily end up as the next Pablo Picasso, but you may end up with a painting you’d eventually frame for your own personal use!

2. Photography

Have you ever wanted to capture a moment in time? Photography allows you to do just that, though perhaps not in the way you were thinking. Photographs can capture memories and snippets of time that would otherwise be left unremembered. Usually, professional photographers use DSLR (Digital Single-Lense Reflex) cameras, but if you’re looking to start, there’s nothing wrong with using your phone’s camera. If you intend on getting a DSLR, we suggest doing some research online or asking professionals what a good starter camera is. Thanks to the internet, there are many tips and tutorials available that will help speed your learning process up.

3. A Sport

Sports are a not only a good pastime, but they’re also great exercise. Finding a sport that interests you can be the catalyst for a healthier lifestyle, generally. Whether you’re interested in tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball or another sport, you can usually find communities in the Hollywood, FL area for that sport. Alternatively, you can attempt to convince a friend or loved one to start playing with you. Whatever sport you choose, you can research the rules online or attend a sports camp. Check your local recreation center for classes today!