So, you’ve decided it’s time to watch that series you’ve always wanted, but you’ve only got one weekend? Perfect. As a master of the art of binging, I’ll teach you how it’s done. I’ve spent hours coming up with the five essential tips I’d give to any noob beginning the binging lifestyle. By tip five, you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert too.
- Prepare your bed with a mountain of blankets
The more blankets you get, the comfier it’ll be. If you get hot, you can always throw them off. Better to be over prepared than under prepared. Bury yourself in warmth, trust me, you’ll thank me for it. If you think your bed is a magnet on the average Monday morning… by mid-way through the marathon, your mind will be blown. You’ll never ever want to leave your bed again.
- Get every snack you can find
Make sure you have a range of snacks, from grapes to popcorn, as you’ll need to keep eating so you don’t dose off. The more you have the better, and the closer they are to you… do I even need to say it? The less effort you use this weekend, the better it’ll be. I’d recommend ordering pizza when it gets to dinner time, you can’t go wrong with Domino’s in bed. And, once the weekend is done, it’s probably a good idea to hit the gym. You’ll probably be eating your body weight in carbs and sugar. I mean, 100g of Dairy Milk is 532 kcals. That’s over ¼ of a woman’s recommended daily calorie intake. And, 100g of chocolate… that’s not clearly not enough for the marathon.
- Grab a partner
Maybe it’s your S.O or maybe it’s your bestie, pick someone who’ll keep you from drifting off. If you can’t stay awake for the whole thing, was it even worth starting? (If it’s your S.O, you’ll have an excuse for unlimited cuddling the whole weekend!) Your partner needs to be someone who’s dedicated and someone who you trust will stay in your blanket mountain. Bonus points if you pick someone who brings extra snacks.
- Make sure you go to the loo before you start
No one wants to miss the fight scene, or the big kiss that’s been built up for the whole season, just because you drunk too much water before you started. Major regrets. Yes, you could pause the show but then you’re wasting precious time. You could negotiate designated loo times between episodes prior to beginning, if you don’t think you’ll make it the whole way.
- Get comfy, cuddle up and get ready for the best days of your life
Believe me, this will be a weekend to write home about. You’ll finally be able to chat about the series your friends have been talking about for weeks. Plus, it’s time spent with your partner that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for your dedication to this skill you’ve acquired.
Put these five tips to work, and I can 100% guarantee your binge sesh will be a success. You can’t argue with the science behind this, it’s been tried and tested time and time again.
Now go pursue your dreams.