However, you'll find that in good moderation, a little TV will enhance your life. It relaxes, informs, educates, and entertains. This Instructable is how to get a little more relaxation and entertainment during your TV time.
Note: This instructable was made by a 14 year old, therefore the experience I have and vernacular I use may not convey my ideas well and/or you may not agree with my ideas. Feel free to comment and please offer your constructive criticism.
Also, I'm really open to your ideas. Give me a shout and I'll include you in a collabo, cause I'd love to hear what makes you relax better watching TV.
Step 1: Limit Your TV Time.
Sure, I sound like your mom or parents or whoever, but it's true. It's not just for your physical activity and sunlight (vitamin D) needs, though.
Limiting TV time makes it more of a treat to watch it than a regular, boring old habit. And of course don't forget the aforementioned physical activity and vitamin D necessity.
Step 2: Have a Clean Area.
Put your phone on vibrate, you don't want it ringing loudly and/or possibly scaring the crap out of you.
Step 3: Have a Comfy Couch or Other Seating Furniture.
Step 4: Wear Comfortable Clothing.
Step 5: Comfort Food Is Essential to Comfort.
Yes, I know, you like many others (not me, I'm skinny with a fast metabolism!) may be on a diet. Either find a healthy comfort food (granola bars, veggies and dip, or similar) or just indulge a bit. If you've been following the instructable, you'd notice the first step is about limiting TV time. If you limit it enough, then the one snack or so you take probably won't affect you much.
Chips, cake, fruit, or just hot chocolate for a cold night are all prime candidates. Just something to idly munch on helps. You'd be surprised how a flavor adds to a film!
Step 6: Pick an Appropriate Program.
The main point is relaxation. Therefore, don't pick a news program or such. That's just going to make you depressed about the world and anxious.
Choose something interesting, funny, dramatic, or mindless.
Some bad programs in the context of relaxing:
Infomercials of any kind
Some great programs (in my opinion):
Dexter (both this and House will keep you intrigued)
Family Guy (FREAKIN' SWEET)
Late Night shows like Letterman, the Colbert report, etc.