productive things to do


I LOVE watching TV as much as the next person, but I also know it’s not exactly the most productive use of my time. Because of that, I love finding other productive things to do while I’m watching TV. Here are some you can try!


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Work Out


If you’re someone who really doesn’t enjoy working out, pair it with an activity you do enjoy, like watching TV! You could watch TV while doing a workout in your living room, or take your iPad with you to the gym and watch your favorite show while you’re on the treadmill or elliptical.

I also love going for a run while listening to one of my favorite podcasts. It helps the workout go way faster!


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I love taking advantage of TV time to do some cleaning. I almost always do my laundry folding with the TV on. You can use commercial breaks to get up and do things like loading the dishwasher or wiping down the counters. My apartment is nice because the kitchen, dining space and living room are one big open area so I can easily clean while watching TV!


Write a Meal Plan and Grocery List


I’m diligent about meal planning and writing a grocery list before going grocery shopping. I save a LOT of money on groceries when I do this, and I also save money because I’m less likely to impulsively order takeout during the week. Since I like to filter through my recipe collection each week to pick out meals, watching TV is the perfect time to do this.

I also LOVE using the meal planning and grocery list notepads in the shop!


Pay Bills


Paying bills is a bit of a necessary evil. There’s no reason not to partner the chore with an activity you enjoy more!


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Write Your To-Do List For Tomorrow


I love using my evening to prepare myself for the next day, which includes writing my to-do list. Sitting in front of the TV is the perfect opportunity to write a list of everything I need to get done the following day, since I don’t need to be SUPER focused.


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At the end of the day, regardless of how many productive things you can accomplish, self-care is still important. Once you’ve crossed everything off your to-do list for the day take some time to just relax with your favorite show and a glass of wine.




Ok, so I think we can all agree that watching TV is NOT the most productive use of our time. I don’t know about you though, I’m not ready to give it up! And I feel WAY better about my time spent watching TV because I can actually get a few productive things done at the same time! I would LOVE for you to leave me a comment and let me know your favorite productive things to do while you watch tv.


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Productive Things to Do While Your Watch TV | I love watching TV more than just about anyone else I know, but it's not exactly the most productive use of my time. Because of that, I love finding other productive things to do while I'm watching TV. Here are some you can try!