Anti binge-watching tip

Today’s idea comes from one of my clients. She uses watching series as a way to relax, but knows the danger of cliffhangers… So she decided to watch episodes a different way. She’ll watch until somewhere in the middle of an episode, and then turn it off. The next time she’ll watch the second half, plus the first half of the next episode.

I know this might not work for everyone, but there is NO anti-procrastination tip that works for everyone. So try it out if you like, maybe even several times. Your mood might make a difference, the time of the day, or the type of show you’re watching.

My clients idea made me curious: how do other people manage the seduction of binge watching? Please share your tips, they may help others!

 

4 thoughts on “Anti binge-watching tip

  1. Manja Mexi Mexcessive

    Hhaha! As someone who doesn’t do it regularly, I still managed to get hooked recently on Scandi detective series. And with time I started doing just how you suggest, without anybody telling me, to stop in the middle! 😀 It came naturally. However, they are well made, the cliffhanger is the series in its entirety, I’m afraid.

    But you know me, when I see your name, Procrastination Coach, I start to giggle. 😉 One reason is that I take it as a challenge and the other is that when I learned this word, “procrastination”, I kept mistaking it for “fornication”. 😀 😀 That would be some coaching!

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  2. Jean Reinhardt

    We don’t have a TV so I watch Netflix on my tablet and have been known to binge watch until 3.00 am. I have to hot spot from my phone as we don’t have WiFi in the house so now I only download part of a series at a time and spread it out over a few days. I dread to think what I would be like if I had easier access to Netflix 😯

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  3. Librarylady

    This is actually a great idea but I’d have to set a timer to remind me to turn it off or I’d sit there until the end. I can see where this could be a problem, especially if you’re watching something on NetFlix. They trick you by starting part 2 before you even realize part one is over and you’re immediately hooked. My husband and I get a lot of our binge material from the library, so at the end of each disc, there’s a definite stopping point. Not that it always helps, we often find ourselves sitting up until the wee hours because of some addictive series.

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    1. Angela van Son Post author

      DVD’s is how my son was allowed to watch television when he was young. Because they have episodes with natural endings. Because they stop. Because they have no adverts and no cliff hangers. The library has been a great source. It still is – but for books now 🙂

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