1. Set limits
“Binge-watching doses the brain with pleasurable chemicals. It feels good, and it’s hard to pull yourself away — so have a plan before you start,”. “Decide how many episodes you’ll watch and what time you’ll stop, no matter what the cliffhanger is.”
2. Watch together
Watch with other people. Then the series/movie becomes a topic of conversation and connection — a shared experience.
3. Watch mindfully
If you’re going to watch, give it your full attention. If you’re dozing off or scrolling through social media while half-watching the show, it’s a sign that it isn’t really worth your time. Consider whether there’s something more satisfying you could be doing instead.
Keep healthy and safe during this time.