At this point, it’s no surprise that the end of 2019 has been a stressful time for me – personally and professionally. But now we are in 2020 and I have announced YEAR ME, I am determined to spend more of my time. And a lot of things that make me happy.
Netflix is a big part of our lives and has been around for a long time. I was back to Netflix mode back then, when the DVDs came in this red envelope. But over the years, Netflix has become a huge part of my daily routine, falling asleep on TV or watching hundreds of hours of movies.
Over the past few months, I have found myself spending hours every day watching Netflix (or Hulu, or YouTube, or Amazon Prime, or HBO Go). Sure, it was fun and enjoyable, but it was also a relaxed and, after a while, kind of boring.
Don’t get me wrong: movies and TV are great, and they are still some of my main interests. But Netflix takes a lot of joy in the experience.
So, in November, in an instant, I & # 39; re changing my Netflix password, logged out of the site, deleted my & # 39; s program, and restarted.
Part of my decision was due to my separation. I felt it was hard and I know I will be less stressed if I spend my days and evenings wandering around the house on my bed, in bed, watching the Netflix show. It seemed like a very high probability, so I shut it off before it was even possible.
Now – full disclosure: this time I don't have my own Netflix account. I was using a family member account because – all because we were all doing that, didn't we? Then it was just to log in and forget the password. Stopping my Netflix was easier than that.
But, really, I also get a free Netflix account for my current T-Mobile phone plan which is one of the biggest ones they always seem to pack. So, while I still have a Netflix license, I actively avoid it.
What happened when it was canceled on Netflix
One: my situation has changed rapidly. I felt compelled to be productive and do many things, far from my computer and screen. That was almost immediately noticeable.
We spend a lot of time looking at computers and phone screens. He is physically exhausted and also emotionally dead. But when you eliminate the possibilities to start the screen, you are suddenly encouraged to do other things.
I used to read books regularly, often coming back to my college days when I worked at Barnes & Noble. And since closing my Netflix channel, I started to read more.
I have also started to listen to a lot of audio on a regular basis, and am generally busy with other computer activities. I lost even 10 lbs. to go to the gym regularly (an equally good habit for effective recovery).
How to stop Netflix
Well, since I can't go with Netflix's technology, it's hard to say. Setting up your account, it's easy to get site support to disable Netflix, but really: I didn't want to 100% cancel Netflix. I simply wanted to limit my access.
If you have an iPhone, it is possible to use the Screen Time program to limit how much time you allow yourself to watch on Netflix's iPhone app. But other than that, you should try and force yourself to avoid * not using Netflix on your browser. The easiest way to do this is to simply "forget" my password.
Whenever I created that extra step of getting into Netflix to get it, I simply stopped using it most. It's funny how a few push buttons can get us away quickly, but it really works.
Ever since I went through the process to stop Netflix, I was excited and had a lot of production. That doesn't mean movies don't make me happy. Since I deleted Netflix from my life, I have also been to the cinema many times; I even went to the movie alone!
That extra step and the value of seeing a movie in the theater makes the habit more fun and in some way, more importantly. Seeing a new movie in the theater is more fun, more fun than seeing it on your computer screen or TV in the living room.
Most cinemas were originally intended to be used on a large screen; and as more and more of my generation and friends are increasingly watching Netflix and Hulu movies on our high-end PCs, many of those greats are lost.
Now that I have taken the conscious mind to complete these great (and big) dollars in a great setting, it is easy to respect the art and understand the process.
Of course, since I didn't "completely * delete or delete Netflix, I simply made it difficult to access, and I could still open a movie. Netflix and Chill night-type. But those are very small and distant. And I would love to make history for the actual movie theater, anyway.
Are you canceling your Netflix account?
Listen: it's a new year and you can do what you want. Personally, I keep a Netflix account but I am very limited in my access. Even if or when I start dating again and look for those Netflix and Chill moments, I don't want to rely on Netflix in those places for close minutes. Looking back, that's it and boring.
I prefer to find a place for more interesting meetings, more conversations involved, and better moments to share. Films like art are wonderful, but they also easily become reshuffles – especially in unbroken relationships or lonely times.
If you can, I would suggest that you shut down your Netflix channel and allow your time to be used to more creative, more progressive goals. Stop by your Netflix account. Embrace the physical world. Make your art.