It seems as if there is a new reason to boycott, march, protest or want to burn something to ground these days. While the online trending factor doesn’t last that long, the after-effects of police brutality, blatant racism, hate crimes and the fight for equality regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation in our society are never-ending. Your attention span may have wandered off by now, but for those who are still going strong with their boycott of the NFL, here are a few things you can do instead of tuning into the biggest night in sports.
Throw A Super Bowl-less Party
Let’s face it, a lot of you aren’t really devout football fans anyway; you just like having good food, drinks, and company.
There’s no reason why you can’t still have guests and a great gathering without tuning into the game.
Netflix And Chill
Login to your favorite streaming service, grab a spot on the sofa and get comfy. There’s so many binge-worthy shows, great films and comedy specials available to watch that it would not be a complete waste of your time to see what’s out there. Even if nothing new catches your eye, you’re sure to find an old favorite to keep you entertained.
Maybe you’ve been watching a little too much TV lately and you need to catch up on household chores, prepare your taxes or get started on that business plan you’ve been putting off. If you aren’t watching the game, you’ll have time to do things like meal prep, exercise or search for some new food recipes. There’s so much more to do in life than stare at a screen for a few hours.
Pick Up A Book
When’s the last time you read a book for fun? There’s a variety of benefits to reading including stress reduction, vocabulary expansion, increased knowledge and improved ability to focus. Download the Good Reads app to join a reading challenge or to get suggestions on books you may find interesting.
Stand For Something
With everything going on in the world right now, we are truly in the makings of a new Civil Rights movement. Take a moment to familiarize yourself or learn more about what made the movement a success and also the challenges of organizing the masses for the greater good. It’s not enough to be enraged at every headline and fail to take action where you can. Remember, we are stronger together and in the words of Dr. King, “injustice anywhere is a threat to just everywhere.”