Taking our minds off things, what are you watching??

Posted by januaryjane @januaryjane, Apr 4 9:59pm

I cant watch the news anymore. Not feeling the best right now so looking for good things to watch. Any recommendations????

@januaryjane There are a lot of things you can watch beside the news it is to depressing . Visual effect on here that JohnBishop started has lots of pictures also go to youtube you can find some interesting talks,, music and pictures. Read a book of crafts you may like , coloring ,adult coloring books are fun to do , a forgotten craft you use to do ? cards board games. Everyone is home at my sons now both he and she work from home and my grandson is home from school he will be 12 so they play a lot of board games. Just some suggestions

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Coloring forces you to focus – making sure the colors are right- tried – places like the New York Library has free coloring to print out- words is friend- great online games to set up with friends unseen, in house board games, car models, Jenga is fun for all ages, pick up sticks – Reading ( great free e books site- project Gutenberg)

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Thank you! Never hear of project Gutenberg ( love the name…. printing press?)

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I am now addicted to Classic Words on my iPhone🤓

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@helenfrances

Thank you! Never hear of project Gutenberg ( love the name…. printing press?)

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Perhaps named after that- awesome out of print books in almost every subject- mysteries, science fiction, history , science, psychology, travel diaries, etc

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@bookysue

Perhaps named after that- awesome out of print books in almost every subject- mysteries, science fiction, history , science, psychology, travel diaries, etc

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Also has audiobooks

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@januaryjane You have seen a list of great suggestions already. If you want to stay looking at the TV, try a comedy series [even if it is something you watched before!]. Netflix or Hulu, any streaming program. Restart a craft you put aside. Get outside and start a garden. We have to reach deep inside and find what will soothe us during this time.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anxiety-7/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/visual-escapes-and-daily-inspirations-share-yours/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/suggested-ways-to-prevent-anxiety-sources-of-help-if-needed/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/covid-19/
The group linked above for COVID-19 has several discussions that you may find useful.
Please come back and tell us what you discover to fill your days, please.
Ginger

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Just got done watching a new show, Living with Yourself on netflix. I wasnt hooked right away, but continued to watch the 1st season and now rather like it. I do like a lot of the documentaries on netflix, but am struggling to find good shows or movies. I looked at the movies this month and I think it is a sad situation!!! Anyone else? I also really liked the shown, Blown Away, about a glass sculpting competition. Anyway, searching for other things on Netflix that might be interesting. Any Suggestions??

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We are going on a walk down our country road, which is becoming less country.. building houses!

BUT in one of those houses is a wonderful young mother of four who left a note in our mailbox asking if we needed anything… shopping or?

My husband had just shopped, but I wrote a special thank you note to her.
Blessed!

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I found Netflix show titled Versailles is very interesting about a time in history during Louis the XIV reign. Hope you enjoy

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@januaryjane

Just got done watching a new show, Living with Yourself on netflix. I wasnt hooked right away, but continued to watch the 1st season and now rather like it. I do like a lot of the documentaries on netflix, but am struggling to find good shows or movies. I looked at the movies this month and I think it is a sad situation!!! Anyone else? I also really liked the shown, Blown Away, about a glass sculpting competition. Anyway, searching for other things on Netflix that might be interesting. Any Suggestions??

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@januaryjane You asked about Netflix, I’m enjoying”Peak Practice.” It’s about a group of doctors in a small English village. Mostly about all the people. Try it!

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I was watching American Horror Stories, a series on Netflix. I don't normally watch that stuff and I kept asking myself why I was watching this awful blood and gore. I think that I was trying to offset all the awfulness of this virus with something even more awful. Yeah, I'm thinking that was it for me at least.

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@georgette12 That is possible . The blood and gore never bothered me it is sort of smoothing in a odd way.

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@bookysue

Coloring forces you to focus – making sure the colors are right- tried – places like the New York Library has free coloring to print out- words is friend- great online games to set up with friends unseen, in house board games, car models, Jenga is fun for all ages, pick up sticks – Reading ( great free e books site- project Gutenberg)

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Hoopla is also a great free reading site. It is a free app that connects you with your local library. You register with your library card. You can then "Borrow" free e-books, videos, and audiobooks. I'm not familiar with the Gutenberg site.

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@hopeful33250

Hoopla is also a great free reading site. It is a free app that connects you with your local library. You register with your library card. You can then "Borrow" free e-books, videos, and audiobooks. I'm not familiar with the Gutenberg site.

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Free books! I will definitely check it out.. thank you.🎁

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