Ways to Getting Things Done While Watching Television


Watching television may not be the most productive activity, but as the television is blaring in the background, it can also give you the opportunity to get some things done. Not only will you get a lot accomplished, but you won’t miss your favorite shows or series in the process!

  • Search for new recipes to make for dinner
  • Write your to-do list
  • Organize your pocketbook or wallet
  • Open your mail
  • Cut out coupons
  • Water your plants
  • Pay your bills
  • Fold clothes
  • Start planning your outfits for the week
  • Iron your clothes
  • Work on a puzzle
  • Vacuum or mop the room
  • Do sit-ups
  • Check for money in the sofa
  • Browse the internet
  • Delete old apps from your phone
  • Catch up on work
  • Cut, file and paint your nails
  • Practice yoga
  • Plan out a budget
  • Do jumping jacks
  • Reflect on the day
  • Make a list of home improvement projects you want work done on
  • Do some push-ups
  • Untangle those pesky cords laying around the house
  • Braid your hair
  • Write a list of things to pick up from the store
  • Learn some trivia from a game show
  • Change the batteries in the remote
  • Organize your DVDs or Blu-rays
  • Flip through a magazine
  • Dust the room
  • Polish your shoes
  • Create a meal plan









  1. That’s quite a list. I like how you threw some exercise in amongst the other activities 🙂

    • LOL! Yes, that would be a good time to do a little work out. Glad you agree. 🙂

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