Due to my vast list of references and content I talk about day to day, quite a few people assume I have zero life and have dedicated myself to pop culture entirely.
The fact is, that is not true at all. While I don't give myself a ton of free time, I manage to combine my consumption and creating into one event, making sure I create at least 2x as much as I consume (which often isn't the case because I'm an American human).
I prioritize the content I take in, making sure that I don't waste the time I have in the day. Sure, listening to a 20-something year old's guide on how to live sounds like the last thing most people want to read, but I'm 20-something, so finding creative ways to watch movies and listen to podcasts is my specialty.
Here's what I do:
I divide content into two categories (it's not necessarily always this black and white, but it's a good guide), Active content and Passive content.
Active content takes your full energy to take in, and makes it hard to multitask. I would consider most movies (especially at the theater), video games (although I'll mention this one again in a second), the golden age of television, and books to be active content. Chances are, you won't really be able to get anything done while simultaneously enjoying Star Wars on premiere night. (nor would you want to)
Passive content is something that works alongside your day without really interrupting your flow. For instance, podcasts would almost be the perfect example of something that allows you to work, but fills the quietness around you. What's even better is if you can listen to something constructive. Last week, while building some picture frames at work, I had the podcast StartUp playing through my headphones. I was insanely productive at work, while also feeling as if I learned a good bit about business. I used my time to the fullest I possibly could in that moment while still being entertained. Other types of media I would consider to be passive: music (I'm not a connoisseur so it's often background noise for me), sitcoms (Friends is perfect to have on in the background), and I suppose audiobooks to some extent. With the exception of sitcoms, I would say that if you can drive while taking in a certain type of media, it's probably passive content.
Here's the gray area: I often listen to podcasts or music while also pillaging in Fallout. Everyone is different. (The split screen feature in El Capitan is pretty awesome for multitasking as well)
The fact is, we make time for what we want to make time for. Whether that means you miss an hour of sleep or maybe weed out the more meaningless stuff you're doing, we have to be active about how we use our time.