Here are 9 simple tips to keep you and your loved ones alive at least until you've caught up on Game of Thrones.

This is what you look like when you're watching hour 19 of Netflix.


1. Dim the brightness on your television or computer screen.

Eye strain is a common problem associated with staring unblinkingly at your favorite show for days on end. Keep your risk to a minimum by dimming the brightness on your screen to a level that would conceal Frank Underwood's shadowy business.

2. Stock up on supplies.

Most people would rather leave the house during a once-in-a-century hurricane than have to drive to the store for more frozen pizza dinners to fuel their marathon of Aaron Sorkin's body of work. If you would stock up for a really bad storm when something might keep you inside, why wouldn't you declare a preemptive disaster zone around yourself and prepare now?

3. Stretch your legs to avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis.

You used to have to book a flight to South Africa or fall into a coma to develop blood clots from sitting still too long, but thanks to streaming video, you can now enjoy dying of a stroke from a laziness-induced blood clot floating up to your brain without even leaving the house!

4. Use a buddy system to remind each other to go to work.

You wouldn't wander into the Mojave Desert or scale the Grand Tetons without a buddy, why would you wander into the fathomless depths of binge watching alone? Finding a coworker to call you at 6am to tell you to drag your ass to your desk, sleep or no sleep, is an important part of not getting fired, which is an important part of paying for Internet. Anyone who fails to show up will be subjected to spoilers.