If you caught this post earlier this month, you'll know I'm currently working alongside Amazon Video, as part of their #AmazonVideoClub- essentially a book club style online club, but for TV shows and series'- i.e the perfect motivation for me to keep up to date with all of the latest must-watches. As you may have heard, I'm not the most efficient when it comes to keeping up with T.V (and I bet you've never seen a guide as to 'how to watch more TV'), but over the course of this club, I've managed to secure a few tips and tricks as to how to essentially 'make time for TV', and finally be able to look at a screen without it being totally work related...

So, how to make time for that series...

Start Multi-tasking!
...and by multi-tasking I don't mean checking your phone when you watch ; )! When I can catch up on an episode of something whilst getting ready I absolutely will. The same goes for odd housework jobs, or doing the washing up (#glam); it's the perfect time to make that half an hour or so a little more enjoyable (especially when the day-to-day task won't divert your attention too much) and means I can slowly tackle a series without even realising.

Watch it with someone!
Whenever I watch something with Joe (or another person)- I'm almost 99% more likely to keep watching it afterwards. Ideally it's great to be able to watch things together (and then gasp, giggle or scream in sync)- but if you can't, having someone (or, ahem, Twitter) to talk about everything afterwards with, makes things so much more enjoyable- just make them promise they won't race ahead!

Don't watch when you're tired!
This kind of goes without saying- when I tune in last thing at night, I can almost guarantee I won't watch more than ten minutes before nodding off- meaning I'm usually stuck watching the same ten minutes for days on end, before I finally see sense, doh!

Make the time, and stick to it!
When something is airing on TV, it's easy to have to make the time to tune in, but when it's solely online, it can definitely be harder to commit. Aim to stick to a scheduled time and try and keep to it if you can- it'll mean you'll end up switching off earlier and staying committed (like TV is a deep, meaningful relationship).

...and if you can, download the app!
When I have wifi, and am out and about, the Amazon Video app is another great way of tuning in and catching up when I'm on the go. It's a recent discovery of mine, but it's so handy to have- and I can also download episodes to watch offline which I'm sure is a teeny bit of genius right there.


This week I'm hosting the final #AmazonVideoClub chat with the awesome Transparent! If you want to join in, there's still time to tune in, and of course use the hashtag to chat too! I'd love to know what you think- I'm pretty sure it's one of my favourites of the club!

Post in collaboration with Amazon Video UK, but successful attempt at watching series', love of the screen and the internets all my own. Paid subscription of £39 starts automatically after trial unless cancelled. Terms and conditions apply: http://amzn.to/1Pj7ch7 Sponsored by Amazon.


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If you caught this post earlier this month, you'll know I'm currently working alongside Amazon Video, as part of their #AmazonVideoClub- essentially a book club style online club, but for TV shows and series'- i.e the perfect motivation for me to keep up to date with all of the latest must-watches. As you may have heard, I'm not the most efficient when it comes to keeping up with T.V (and I bet you've never seen a guide as to 'how to watch more TV'), but over the course of this club, I've managed to secure a few tips and tricks as to how to essentially 'make time for TV', and finally be able to look at a screen without it being totally work related...

So, how to make time for that series...

Start Multi-tasking!
...and by multi-tasking I don't mean checking your phone when you watch ; )! When I can catch up on an episode of something whilst getting ready I absolutely will. The same goes for odd housework jobs, or doing the washing up (#glam); it's the perfect time to make that half an hour or so a little more enjoyable (especially when the day-to-day task won't divert your attention too much) and means I can slowly tackle a series without even realising.

Watch it with someone!
Whenever I watch something with Joe (or another person)- I'm almost 99% more likely to keep watching it afterwards. Ideally it's great to be able to watch things together (and then gasp, giggle or scream in sync)- but if you can't, having someone (or, ahem, Twitter) to talk about everything afterwards with, makes things so much more enjoyable- just make them promise they won't race ahead!

Don't watch when you're tired!
This kind of goes without saying- when I tune in last thing at night, I can almost guarantee I won't watch more than ten minutes before nodding off- meaning I'm usually stuck watching the same ten minutes for days on end, before I finally see sense, doh!

Make the time, and stick to it!
When something is airing on TV, it's easy to have to make the time to tune in, but when it's solely online, it can definitely be harder to commit. Aim to stick to a scheduled time and try and keep to it if you can- it'll mean you'll end up switching off earlier and staying committed (like TV is a deep, meaningful relationship).

...and if you can, download the app!
When I have wifi, and am out and about, the Amazon Video app is another great way of tuning in and catching up when I'm on the go. It's a recent discovery of mine, but it's so handy to have- and I can also download episodes to watch offline which I'm sure is a teeny bit of genius right there.


This week I'm hosting the final #AmazonVideoClub chat with the awesome Transparent! If you want to join in, there's still time to tune in, and of course use the hashtag to chat too! I'd love to know what you think- I'm pretty sure it's one of my favourites of the club!

Post in collaboration with Amazon Video UK, but successful attempt at watching series', love of the screen and the internets all my own. Paid subscription of £39 starts automatically after trial unless cancelled. Terms and conditions apply: http://amzn.to/1Pj7ch7 Sponsored by Amazon.


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21 comments:

  1. I've definitely found watching a series with someone else helps me get into it. I also like to do everything that needs doing before hand so I can solely focus on what I'm watching! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  2. I wish I fell asleep watching things when I'm tired! I somehow have the ability to start watching a new series at 11pm and then bam, ten episodes later it's morning and I'm a zombie. I should definitely start multitasking while I watch so I can avoid late night tv binges!

    Grace | eat, write + explore x

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  3. I always ensure I have enough time at the end of the day to chill out and catch up on a few episodes of whatever series I'm currently watching :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  4. Love the tips! Especially the washing up one. Now I'm actually looking forward to washing up because I know that I can also continue watching a series which will make washing up a whole lot less boring x

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  5. I find sticking to watching a series quite hard, it has to really grip me to want to continue to watch (if that makes sense), great tips though.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Great tips!

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  7. Love these tips :)
    xx Alyssa
    visionosfnyc.blogspot.com

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  8. These were lovely tips and I make sure to try and make time as I love staying up to watch tv. I'm a night owl so I have no problem staying up but it would be so bad to miss the program.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  9. Despite the moans & groans, my hubs has watched PLL and 90210 with me. Makes a nice change he will watch something I like so it's great to have a film / tv buddy!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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  10. My husband I always go to bed about an hour or so early to catch up on tv!

    Hayley xx
    www.5ftlife.co.uk

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  11. Great tips, although I have no problem watching TV shows, it's learning when to turn off that I have a problem hahaha! xx

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  12. I love watching series whilst eating my dinner! :)
    Elle du Jour xxx

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  13. Great tips :) I loved reading this post! :)


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  14. I always watch my tv show during house work, its the only way to get through it!

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  15. I definitely agree with these tips, I always multi-task while watching TV shows!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  16. If only I had another device to use when writing assignments at university, I would definitely find it easier to write if I could watch a series on the side that for sure, I always find it so hard to switch off from uni work and say this is my time to watch some much needed tv, but I love these little tips, I try to put a series on if I'm making dinner alone and such. Also I love your bedding!
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  17. Great post! X
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  18. I do multitask but I still think that when I do this, I miss bits in the series. Which doesn't stop me from continuing. I would love 40 hour days. That would be just perfect!

    Mika | www.la-french-connection.com

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  19. I have learned to make time for tv shows lately. I don't really multitask unless it's during commercial. I like to keep my focus on the show because it's so riveting and intense.

    Arianne | Ayre

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  20. Haha totally agree with one and two. I generally do my watching when I'm folding laundry or ironing. Totally soothing and relaxing. And my boyfriend and I will make a point of trying to watch a show together, often times using dinner as the time to catch up on the next episode.

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