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Forget Netflix & Chill, It’s Time For Netflix & Inspire

The pandemic has introduced new ways of approaching your spare time and thinking about your health. As a result, you’ve probably been looking at ways of making self-isolation productive! If we’re brutally honest, Netflix and Chill has become a new way of life in many households. What’s not to like about it? You can sit back on the sofa all in the name of staying safe and healthy. 

But have you ever considered that Netflix could be a surprisingly effective source of inspiration? Don’t assume that your time spent watching TV has to be synonymous with laziness. In fact, you’d be pleased to discover that a lot of watchers are turning to the small screen for life inspiration, guidance, and a creative boost. Here are some shows to consider —

Lose yourself into the tidy world of Marie Kondo

Being at home for such an extended period, surrounded by all your stuff, can feel mentally exhausting. Clutter weighs on your mind, and it affects your mood dramatically. Did you know that sitting in a cluttered room can make you feel angry and sad? While if you were to sit in the same room in a decluttered environment, you are less likely to experience negative feelings. Nobody better than Marie Kondo can explain the joys of decluttering. If you are unsure how to start decluttering your home, watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo can provide plenty of positivity. Kondo’s approach sparks joy in the household, which is all the motivation you need to get started. 

Discover the relatable Venus of Daegu 

Oh My Venus is a romantic tv show from South Korea that follows the journey of a young woman from Daegu, aka our Venus of Daegu, through her weight loss challenge. The show reflects on health rather than weight loss when it comes to beauty. More importantly, it also highlights the need for self-healing, both mentally and physically through exercise and mindfulness. If you’ve fallen off the track in your fitness journey, this show could be your wake-up call as you meet Venus’s coach, the inspirational character who makes health a priority in her life. Perhaps if you already have a healthy approach to fitness, the show can help you understand how some people can develop unhealthy and harmful habits. And for any fitness enthusiasts, it could even be the show that makes you want to become a health coach yourself. After all, as Oh My Venus reveals, watching your clients get strong and fit is the best reward.  

Bake your own creation

It came as a shock to fans when Netflix didn’t renew The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell. Yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t dive into McConnell’s world of quirky creatures and mind-blowing creative baking. McConnell is a talented Instagram influencer who uses her creative skills in thematic baking and styling. There’s something oddly inspiring about her Halloween treats, from a realistic chocolate and peanut butter bone to the mesmerizing house-shaped cake. But, what’s more exciting about this marvelous little show is that it awakens your inner child. Sure, it’s too late for Halloween bakes, but you could certainly apply McConnell’s tips to make a Christmas village cake, too! 

In short, it’s hard to understand why the phrase Netflix and Chill has become so popular when, in reality, it should be Netflix and Inspire. There’s so much to discover that you’ll be buzzing with new ideas after a few hours! 

Just us broads.

Hi guys! I thought I’d pop on to tell you about a couple shows I’ve watched recently that I would definitely recommend. I watched these two series back to back and only recently realized they both contain the word “broad” in the show title. Random.

Broad City

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This show originally aired on Comedy Central (and was picked up for a third season so there will be more!!!) and follows the hi-jinx of two twenty-something girls ballin’-on-a-budget in NYC. Created by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, and produced by Amy Poehler, the hilarious concept for the show originated as a web series. I found it laugh out loud hilarious and embarrassingly relatable.  If you liked Girls, Workaholics, or spent part of your 20’s doing any or all of the following; a) convincing your best friend to do stupid shit, b) being convinced by your best friend to do stupid shit, c) making questionable financial decisions, d) working harder to not work than you would have to just work, or e) living with a super putz who never seemed to leave the apartment, you will DEFINITELY want to check out this gem. Stream for free on Hulu Plus.

Broadchurch

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While this show contains two seasons, only one was available to stream when I picked it out of my Netflix line-up. And really it’s the perfect length for a good ol’ fashioned weekend-long binge watch. The series begins after the death of a young boy in a small, coastal town in England and focuses largely on the grief, suspicion, and media attention that plague it’s population in the aftermath. But of course, more than just small town grieving, there is also a case to be solved! And the twists and turns throughout the whodunnit keep the show fast paced and kept me hitting the “Watch next episode” button. I think it’s a very interesting, and most likely quite accurate, portrayal of the effects violent crime can have on an extremely close-knit community. Definitely a must-see if you’re a lover of the crime drama genre. Stream for free on Netflix.

P.S. Need MORE recommendations on what to watch? Prefer your crime drama a little more literary? Or how about a podcast!