While you may want to watch TV, you know that there is a lot of other stuff to do around the home. The good news is that you can multitask. The next time your favourite show is on or you’re catching a rerun of something, consider doing some of these other things at the same time. You’ll save time in the day, while enjoying your favourite pastime.
Look Again at Your Budget
Budgeting is essential, but you need to keep it up to date and evaluate its effectiveness. When you’re watching the TV, pull out your finances and have another look at your budget. Update your expenditure and consider whether you have more disposable income than you thought. If you’re spending more than you want, take a look at areas you can cut back on.
Pay Those Bills
If you’re struggling to keep up with payments, research the numbers to call so you can discuss your financial situation with the creditors and companies.
Organise Your Emails!
Have you left your emails piling up for when you have a few spare minutes? Well, there is no better time than right now. Take a look through your emails and discard the ones that you really don’t need.
Set out folders for the different areas of your life the emails come from and decide if you really need to keep any. At the same time, reply to any of those that need an answer.
Clean the Living Room
Tidy up the living room while you’re in it. You could tidy your children’s toys or give the couches a quick wipe down. You may even find that dusting and sweeping is a possibility. If you’re watching a rerun and know what’s going to happen, consider using the vacuum cleaner for a few minutes.
Get a Workout In
Who said you have to sit on the couch to watch your TV show? This is the perfect time to get some exercise in. The Wii Fit allows you to set a stepper programme or running game so it will continue running in the background while you watch the TV.
You could decide to do some sit ups, press ups or other bodyweight exercises instead. If you don’t want to risk missing something, use the ad breaks to do your exercises instead.
Get the Planning Out of the Way
Planning for a wedding? Maybe you have a holiday coming up. You may just want to get your weekend organised. Whatever it is, the TV time is a great time to do this.
You can pull up all the websites you’ve been meaning to look at on your lunch break and sit down with a pen and paper to sort out everything. You’ll soon find within the hour that everything is done.