Three Productive Things You Can Do While Watching TV

Guest post by Eric Rea.

There are some really good television shows out there these days – too many, in fact. If you’re like me, you may find your various daily activities and routines working around the schedules of your favorite shows. Of course, this can be tricky since there are so many televisions series to choose from. How does anyone ever get anything done? As it turns out, with a little bit of multitasking and some planning ahead, you can have the best of both worlds.

    • For instance, one way to be productive the next time you flip on your DISH Network programming is to get some laundry done. Folding laundry is something that can easily be done without distracting too much from the entertainment before you. Using the commercial breaks to switch loads and start new ones can ensure that the endless pile of laundry will be taken care of while you keep updated with your favorite story lines.


  • Something else that can add value to your time spent in front of the tube is to spend a little more time with cooking. Many people have small TV’s they can place on their kitchen counter that will enable them to have some entertainment while making dinner. Don’t have a small TV? A laptop can also be used to stream television shows. Of course, no laptop will be as good as your flat screen with DISH Network programming, but then again, what is? Dinner time is often the best time slot for some great shows. It gives you an excuse to hang out a little longer in the kitchen to make something healthy while watching TV instead of simply grabbing another microwave dinner.
  • Another popular choice to stay productive while watching television is to work out. A home gym is not even necessary for this to get done. Of course, if you have a treadmill or an elliptical set up in your entertainment room, more power to you. Those who don’t already have work out equipment can still work out while watching television. In fact, it can be looked at as a fun challenge.  During every commercial, try to do at least five push-ups. Alternate every other commercial with sit ups. Start with five each and then add one more during every commercial break. Pretty soon, you’ll notice that watching TV is not only entertaining, but physically rewarding as well. Those who make the best use of their television time will feel more productive when indulging in the guilty pleasure of watching TV.

3 thoughts on “Three Productive Things You Can Do While Watching TV

  1. Denise

    Great post, I love these suggestions. Another thing I often forget to do while I'm watching is sort mail or shred unwanted papers. Thanks for the other tips. I especially like the exercise one.

    1. KMP Post author

      Thanks! I definitively need to sort my mail. I have piles of stuff I need to go through. lol.

  2. Denise

    Great post, I love these suggestions. Another thing I often forget to do while I'm watching is sort mail or shred unwanted papers. Thanks for the other tips!