Hello everyone and Happy Thursday. Today I am going to be sharing 10 productive things that you can do while binge watching Netflix. Let’s be honest, the majority of us are guilty of it and I am not ashamed to say that I have actually shared some Netflix binge facts with you all here on my blog. I have been home for a week and let’s just say that Netflix has been on for a good portion of my stay-cation.
The beauty of Netflix is that you can watch it from your phone, tablet, computer and television therefore you really can’t find an excuse as to why you cannot get things done while watching your favorite shows. As many of you know if you follow me on Snapchat, I am currently on the sixth season of Gilmore Girls and cannot wait to finish all seven so that I can finally watch the newest season. Want to know how I managed to stay productive even while watching? Keep reading to find out.
Here is a list of 10 Productive Things that you can do while binge watching Netflix
1. Plan for the week ahead in your planner(s) / decorate your layouts
Now you know that I had to include something planner related. Take this time to write out your To Do lists, grocery lists, pre-plan for the month ahead and decorate your monthly and weekly layouts.
2. Pay bills
Yes, I know! Nobody wants to sit down and pay bills but let’s be honest, it has to get done. So in an effort to make it less painful, you can tackle this task while watching your favorite show.
3. Clean out your purse/ handbag / backpack
Empty it out and go through your wallet, get rid of receipts you no longer need, etc.
4. Shred mail/junk mail, etc.
Here’s a helpful tip: Don’t let it pile up! My biggest regret is being lazy and not sorting through my mail by separating what needed to be shredded and what could be thrown away. Instead I just threw it all in a trash bag and stored it in the hallway closet. Huge mistake! In the last two days, I would grab a handful of mail and sort through everything first. I would then pause the show (because the shredder is so loud and I wouldn’t be able to hear the tv) and I shredded a bunch at a time. I repeated this cycle until I was completely done.
My washing machine and dryer take approximately the same amount of time as an episode of Gilmore Girls. In between episodes, I will throw a load of clothes in the wash, hang some, swap out the clothes in the dryer, then quickly run back upstairs and fold it while I proceed watching. At the start of the next episode, I swap out the laundry and continue until I’m either done for the day or until after it’s all been washed & folded.
6. Organize a junk drawer
We all have one and we all put off cleaning it out. Get a small trash bag and get to it.
7. Blog / Respond to social media comments
If you are a person who needs absolute quiet to write, this may not work for you however you can at least edit the photos you will be using in your next post, or respond to blog post and social media comments.
8. Give yourself a mani/pedi
Take advantage of it. Use this as your “me time” and enjoy it.
9. Apply a deep conditioner to your hair and/or Give yourself a facial
This is the perfect time to do either one of these things. Before the next episode, apply the deep conditioner to your hair and/or the mask to your face and continue watching. When the time is up, pause the show and rinse accordingly. Resume watching.
10. Clean out your email inbox(es)
I will admit that I don’t always have time to clean out my email in boxes and sort through the important emails and delete the others. I can now say that I tackle this task weekly all while watching Netflix.
Work out! Yes, I said it! Do some type of physical activity. Most gyms offer free wi-fi therefore if you have the app on your phone, you can take Netflix with you and/or you can just work out in the comfort of your own home. Either way, it will help the time go by quickly and you will be so proud of yourself afterwards.
Well there you have it! I’ve just given you 10 productive things that you can do all while watching your favorite shows. I promised myself that I would relax this week however I also made a list of things that I wanted to do around the house before I went back to work. I realized that I could do so many of these things while watching my favorite shows so I decided to share these tips with you!
As this may be my last post before the year is over, I wanted to thank you all for continuing to support my blog by taking time out of your days to tune in and for the love that you all give me daily on Instagram. I love interacting with you all and I look forward to getting to know you more in the new year.
Wishing you a Happy & Blessed Happy New Year!