Television Isn't The Only Form of Entertainment

by Ned Hands 10/30/2019

After work and hustle, the landing pad for many in their homes is the couch, holding a remote control and watching TV. TV is fun, and it is such a great way to relax. However, considering long-term effects, it is not your best option. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages, or so the cliché goes; the efficiency of the TV as the go-to for entertainment has some drawbacks like the monthly payments for cable TV, lower attention span and juvenile TV addiction... just to highlight a few.

So, what happens when the drawbacks of the choice of TV for entertainment are no longer wanted or perhaps the option is even unavailable? Whether for temporary arrangements or a permanent lifestyle change, here is a list of great 'other ways' besides TV to relax and stay entertained:

Those shows don't actually have to go

The internet has almost everything implying that those TV shows, programs, and movies are alive and well on it. Apps like YouTube and Netflix are excellent sources for worthwhile entertainment. You can also watch shows using TV channels' apps on your smartphone (most of these apps are FREE).

Let the games begin

Video games, word games, and the likes have the edge over viewing TV. You're more actively engaged or at least your fingers and minds are. Playing development-oriented yet casual games can be both productive and relaxing at the same time.

Let in the air

Such outdoor activities as a visit to the beach, an evening stroll, a bit of wandering during coffee breaks and just being in the present moment are all very relaxing and entertaining if some effort is put into them.

Getting exercise and serenade from fresh air outdoors is a verified physical and emotional health booster. Not only will you feel relaxed, but your body also gets fitter at the same time when done consistently. Outdoor entertainment is a good suggestion.

Book Clubs

There are many benefits of reading quality books which cannot be overestimated. If diamonds are the zenith of mineral value, books are the zenith of intellectual bliss. Reading interesting books for a while daily is an excellent way to relax and learn simultaneously. Reading e-books and paperbacks should be done with good lighting to prevent eyestrain.

Download, purchase, rent, or borrow a book, get comfy and start an interesting journey today.

About the Author

Ned Hands

About Ned and the Hands On Team

The Voice of Experience

Perhaps not surprisingly, family is the most important aspect in Ned's life. Ned's connections in the local real estate community stretch back more than 30 years.  As a longtime St. Petersburg resident, Ned's mother, Sue Hands had proudly served the needs of fellow residents since 1981. As a result, he was able to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise to guide his clients’ transactions to a successful conclusion.

Grew Up in the Business

With his mother being a premier real estate professional since the time he was a young boy, Ned practically grew up in the business. From the age of 10, his father began teaching him the importance of a strong work ethic and learning the value of a dollar. When Ned eventually joined Sue in the family business in 2005 she also made him earn his stripes and stand on his own two feet before they formed their partnership. Today, that partnership can be the key to your success.

Not Just in Name

Anyone who has worked with Ned, or had the opportunity to work with Sue, will tell you their “Hands” surname is fitting. You see, he prides himself on his hands-on approach to helping people achieve their real estate goals. To Ned, being “hands on” means always being proactive, providing great advice to his clients, and continually making his clients’ best interests his first priority. It’s an approach that has proven successful and developed a dedicated following of loyal customers.

Even after being in the business so many years, Ned is still motivated by one, unifying goal – that smile on his clients’ faces when he's helped achieve their goals.

“There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing we’ve make a positive difference in the lives of our clients,” Ned says. “We understand the importance of ‘home’ on many levels, personally, financially, emotionally, and we are motivated to help our clients make the most of every opportunity.”

Family Values

Ned provides his valued clients with a superior level of service every step of the way. Outside his professional persona, Ned is a dedicated husband and proud father of two. To him, there’s nothing more important than family, whether it’s volunteering at his daughters’ school or taking advantage of the great outdoors with his wife and kids. Ned holds a true passion for the St. Pete area.

A Hands-On Approach

If you’re considering a move within the St. Petersburg area, don’t settle for any ordinary real estate agent. Instead, turn to a team of dedicated professionals who will bring A Hands-On Approach to accomplishing your goals. Call Ned Hands today to schedule a private consultation.


Areas of Service
St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Beaches, Pinellas County, Tampa Bay Area