How To Make Watching Your Favorite Show Even More Enjoyable

Watching Your Favorite Show

TV nights can easily become part of your household tradition. It doesn’t matter if you’re simply curling up on the couch with your dog, wrangling children and spouses, or gathering around the television with your roommates, tv nights can create feelings of coziness and comfort and form the basis for lovely memories. The following will explore some of the things you can do to make watching shows or movies even more enjoyable.

Pick The Show Or Movie Ahead Of Time

The world of film and television has exploded in this era, and people now have more options than ever before when they sit down in front of the television. This is, of course, wonderful; you’re bound to find something you really want to watch. When you’re scrolling through all the different subscription services you have with a group, however, the endless options can leave you spending an hour making your choice. By then, it’s 9:00, and your one roommate who’s exhausted is going to fall asleep within the first half-hour. As well, with a larger group, it can be hard to settle on a mood or genre that everyone is feeling if you leave it to the last minute.

If you pick what you’re watching ahead of time, you can avoid this lengthy, wishy-washy period of choosing an episode. You can even phrase your choice like this: hey, I’m going to be watching the new episode of Rick and Morty around seven; you in? This makes it really easy for everyone to have their expectations aligned with the evening and ensures that everyone’s in the right mood for what you’re watching.

A Quick Clean

This might sound unrelated, but studies have shown that people relax more in tidier spaces. Doing a quick clean of the living room before turning the tv on can mean that part of your subconscious isn’t distracted by noticing all the things it has to do, resulting in a healthier mental state while watching your show. Be sure you don’t take the word “quick” too seriously; put things somewhere you’ll be able to find them later.

Phones Away

Technology is a spectacular thing. It keeps us connected and informed and gives us access to things we’d never otherwise be able to see and interact with. This being said, if you have too many devices competing for your attention, it’s easy to miss out on important plot points in the movie (and then annoy everyone when you ask them to explain what you just missed for the third time). Besides, studies have shown that there is something called cybersickness which involves scrolling through your phone while watching action films and suddenly feeling a bit nauseous. Of course, there are instances where you might want to keep your phone handy (like waiting for the pizza delivery person to let you know they’re outside), but if you can get away with not hanging out on your phone during the show, you’ll be able to enjoy what you’re watching a lot more.

Favorite Show

Incorporate Some THC

If you live somewhere where weed is legalized, and you’re of age, why not smoke a little before the show? Many cannabis professionals point out that if you’re smoking weed, the onset usually takes a few seconds and the bulk of the high lasts somewhere between 1 to 2 hours, meaning you might want to smoke just before the show starts. If you’re consuming edibles, however, the average onset takes somewhere between 45 minutes and 2 hours which means you need to plan ahead. It can also last several hours, so be sure you don’t have anywhere to be, or anything to do after the movie is done.

Snacks

Movie snacks should be a given if you want to increase your enjoyment of watching television. Choose your favorites. Have your friends or family members choose their favorites. This way, if anyone gets hungry while they’re watching, you don’t need to pause the show or have them run really quick during a commercial break and miss the next few minutes of the story.

Take The Dog Out

If you’ve got a furry friend, it’s a good idea to take him out to do his business right before you turn the show on. This way, you’re less likely to be interrupted and need to pause to make sure your canine buddy has his needs met.

The above tips should help you amp up the enjoyment when watching a movie or television show. Of course, no one knows you better than you do, so be sure to include things that you know you enjoy, like your favorite blanket or those candles that smell like birthday cake.

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