TV Time


I have this problem of not being able to watch TV without doing something else at the same time, so making these little 3 x 3 pillow ornaments is my new TV activity.

Figuring that I might not be the only one who feels this way, I did an online search.

The following list of “50 Things To Do While Watching TV” is a compilation from various bloggers, magazine articles, time-management experts, and polls.

Enjoy! ♥

  1. Update your to-do list
  2. Cook
  3. Exercise
  4. Journal or blog
  5. Sort through files or piles
  6. Do paperwork
  7. Do online research
  8. Manicure your nails
  9. Mend and sew on missing buttons
  10. Do small household item repairs
  11. Knit/crochet/do needlework or crafts
  12. Read mail
  13. File
  14. Plan menus
  15. Make a shopping list
  16. Clip coupons
  17. Clean out a junk, desk, or dresser drawer
  18. Organize a collection
  19. Brush the dog
  20. Balance your checkbook
  21. Clean up your laptop inbox and folders
  22. De-clutter your purse
  23. Fold laundry/match socks
  24. Iron (ugh!)
  25. Polish shoes
  26. Polish the silver
  27. Label things
  28. Plan a holiday get-together
  29. Clean your jewelry
  30. Shell nuts
  31. Address envelopes for Christmas cards
  32. Untangle necklace chains
  33. Organize craft supplies
  34. Put the cards in your recipe box back in order
  35. Put photos in an album
  36. Read a book, newspaper, or magazine
  37. Facebook, Twitter, text, or email
  38. Shop online
  39. Organize your tax-deductible receipts
  40. Pay bills
  41. Write a real letter to someone
  42. Arrange flowers
  43. Put your CDs and DVDs in the right cases
  44. Make a bucket list
  45. Make gifts for people
  46. Clean the leaves on your plants
  47. Brainstorm
  48. Update your resume
  49. Research your next trip
  50. Do crossword or Sudoku puzzles

A few people offer a different kind of list—things they now have time to do since they got rid of their televisions! Most of us are probably not quite ready for this step, but it does make you think . . .

  • Take trips or get a message using the money you save on cable and electricity
  • Read a book a week
  • Get a part-time job
  • Start a business
  • Have devotions
  • Go to the gym or for a walk
  • Join an organization
  • Visit museums
  • Meet the neighbors
  • Reconnect with friends
  • Explore the city you live in
  • Attend concerts, recitals, plays, and art shows
  • Make music
  • Plant a garden
  • Get to bed on time 🙂

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  3. I love these lists because whenever someone asks me…”how do you have to time to _______ (fill in the blank with knit, sew, blog, craft, read, etc…) my response is usually, “I watch very little tv”. It is a great occasional escape, but I don’t think some people realize how much they could do if you cut that out (or did a project while watching!)

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