Watching the latest streaming movie or binge-watching a series you have been meaning to get to are great ways to relax, but sometimes you just feel like doing something else, too. You are probably not going to do your taxes while watching a show, but there are many things you can do to keep your mind and body engaged, and perhaps you can even check an item off your to-do list.
Play a Game
What is more fun than watching the latest installment of your favorite movie franchise from the comfort of your couch and playing a game? Not much! Try out the games from FreeCell to keep your hands busy and your mind occupied while taking in all the action on the big screen in your home.
Once you start playing card games like FreeCell’s, you will be hooked. Staying busy during a movie does not mean you will be distracted from the storyline – it just means you have more to occupy your mind.
Get Some Exercise
If you have a treadmill, streaming a show is a great way to pass the time while sweating and checking your daily workout off your list. Just prop up your phone or tablet on the treadmill’s stand, or use a gooseneck mount with a sturdy clip to attach your phone directly onto the treadmill.
Watching something entertaining while exercising is a perfect solution to getting two things done at once. There is so much content out there, and you will not feel guilty for binging a couple of shows each day because you are doing something good for your body.
Try incorporating this quick, no equipment ab workout into your TV-watching routine tonight.
Cook a Meal
Food prep on a Sunday for the week ahead can be laborious and boring. When you add a great movie to the mix, the process will seem to go a lot faster. The same goes for cooking dinner or any meal.
Before you hit play, prop your device on a recipe book stand or a phone or tablet stand and get the show queued up and ready. Gather all of your ingredients, measuring cups, pots, pans, and anything else you may need. By having everything ready, you will not need to hit pause as often. Always keep a rag handy so you can hit pause when you need to, are using kitchen equipment, or doing knife work for safety.
You will be amazed at how much more enjoyable getting your weekly meals together or just dinner is when you have something engaging to occupy your time. The tough part will be turning your show off once the meal is ready.
Now that you have some fun, productive, and easy ways to occupy your time while still getting to watch great entertainment at home, it is time to put a few new options into your streaming queue. Sit back, relax with a game, get some exercise, or accomplish some busy work, all while enjoying something you love.