Multi-tasking while Watching TV: Should You?
You know the feeling. You finally sit down after a long day of work and cleaning up from dinner only to remember that you didn't pay your bills, ride your exercise bicycle or finish folding the laundry.What to do? Sit and vege out in front of the tube or do your chores while watching your favorite shows?
Tough one. You can do two things at once possibly in this situation, but is it unfair to the Modern Family cast or the Glee singers to not give them your total attenion while watching? Not that they would know, of course, but still. Don't you owe yourself a little one-on-one time with the CSI crew?
To decide, you may have to figure out how much time you will otherwise have to do those chores. Being truthful, can your bills wait another day or will the sherriff be a' knockin' at your door? Can you ride off into the sunset on your stationary bike after the show is over or will that be time for bed? Can your chidlren live out of a clothes basket one more day?
None of these consequences would be earth-shattering if they aren't done, but just think how good you will feel if you do? More to cross off your To Do list, more things to write in your exercise log.
Only you can decide if multi-tasking in front of the plasma is a good thing. But I'm guessing that riding the bike will not in any way deter you from enjoying Amazing Race or Survivor, and it might even help you empathise with the cast a little more.