Binge-watching television shows is an important life skill that should not be taken lightly. Depending on how many seasons you have to get through, it can be a Herculean task, and you will fail miserably if you don’t plan for the experience. Luckily, I am a champion at binge-watching, and I am here to walk you through it, step by step.
1. Scheduling & Planning
You’ll want to set aside a solid period of time so that you can imbibe uninterrupted. This means you’ll want to cancel any plans with friends, or maybe just stop having relationships with people entirely. Bonus points if you don’t have any friends to begin with.
Food is also an important consideration here, and you should be prepared with a stocked fridge or at least a Seamless account. Nothing ruins an otherwise perfect 12 hour television session than running to the corner grocery to nourish your dumb body.
2. Dress for the Occasion
Acceptable clothing guidelines range from full nudity to that sweatshirt someone left in your dorm room six years ago. You shouldn’t constrict yourself with something binding like jeans or a bra with underwire. A great option here for ladies who prefer to wear bras is the sports bra, since this is basically a marathon.
3. Set the Scene
Sometimes I find that my bed isn’t conducive to watching six straight seasons ofÂ Law and Order: SVU because I fall asleep or start to feel horrible about myself and my life choices. I’d recommend a couch if at all possible, so you can remain upright and confident in your abilities.
4. Choose your partner wisely
Should you decide to include somebody else in this endeavor, I cannot more strongly recommend that you pick someone you’re extremely comfortable around and won’t get tired of after four hours. If this person has any propensity to annoy you, I promise they will annoy you, even while sitting quietly. Because the way he sits is just the fucking worst and I think he’s a mouth breather.
5. Trust yourself
Don’t distract yourself with the news or the outside world, and instead trust thatÂ nothing out there is more important than the good work you’re doing in here.Â You’ve made a great decision for your life by spending twelve to eighteen hours indoors, so pat yourself on the back, superstar!