Stressed American Escapes with British Lifestyle Programs

Blissed-out not stressed-out

There’s no need to go into the details of what’s causing Americans stress. There are way too many. It’s impossible to keep up. This country is a horror show.

A Bloomberg article called Freaked-Out Americans Desperately Seek to Escape the News, says it all. Many of us are probably familiar with what is explained in the article.

“Just this morning I had a guy come in who is so distracted by the news that he can’t get his work done,” said Jonathan Alpert, a New York psychologist. “The levels of anxiety and stress I’m seeing are profound.” Those heightened stress levels are reflected in Americans’ chosen leisure activities.

This phenomenon explains my obsession with British gardening and interior design shows. Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale has to wait. I cannot bring myself to tune in.

When I tear myself away from rage tweeting, I’m tuning out the dystopian nightmare that is life under trump. I no longer capitalize that monster’s name.

Anyway, below are three wonderful shows that I’ve been watching on Netflix that will get you blissed-out instead of stressed-out.

Big Dreams, Small Spaces

Love Your Garden

The Great Interior Design Challenge

I’ve also been sprucing up my own indoor garden and hope that my new basil plant will keep growing. It’s quite nice picking a few leaves in the morning and adding them to a salad that I pack for lunch.

Blissed-out not stressed-out

After learning that wild strawberry plants can grow indoors, I’m hoping to add one of those as well.  Just looking at plants calms me down. Sort of like mini forest bathing.

Any good shows that you recommend? Please let me know and have a good weekend!

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Screenshot: Big Dreams, Small Spaces

2 thoughts on “Stressed American Escapes with British Lifestyle Programs”

  1. i’ve taken to watching British home & garden shows on Netflix as well. Love Monty Don! I’m also a fan of “Escape to the Counrty” and “Escape to the Continent”. I love the idea of buying a 100,000 GBP house in the middle of nowhere Europe and waiting until this all blows over !

    • Maria – Monty Don is awesome! Thanks for the suggestions. Just added them to my list! Waiting it out elsewhere definitely sounds like a great idea. Was just on FB and read a comment by someone who is doing just that and moving to London!

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