STOP FEELING GUILTY ABOUT YOUR GUILTY PLEASURES
We all have guilty pleasures. Whether it’s trashy reality TV or super catchy pop songs, our guilty pleasures are those harmless indulgences that we keep hidden away because others might think of them as goofy or silly. Here’s why you shouldn’t feel guilty about your guilty pleasures.
They give you a much needed break.
Much needed – and let’s face it – well deserved. We live in a crazy, stress-filled world, and sometimes we need an escape. If your escape involves belting Foxes lyrics out at the top of your lungs to your steering wheel, why shouldn’t you?
It can quiet the anxiety.
This one is really an extension of the ‘much needed break’ reason, listed above. Indulging your guilty pleasure gives you time to shut your brain down and relax. It takes your focus off of all the negative things you’re obsessing over.
It can strengthen your relationships.
If you have friends or family who share the same guilty pleasures, you might find that those relationships will strengthen when you both share in that guilty pleasure.
They make you happy.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. If it makes you happy, you should do it. As long as your guilty pleasures aren’t at the expense of your own or someone else’s well-being, there’s no reason to feel guilty about it.
Just the term ‘guilty pleasure’ on its own is totally confusing. Being guilty about something that makes you feel good gives it a negative vibe, when it should be totally positive. After all, it makes you feel positive. And on that note, feeling positive about something that instills negative feelings of guilt doesn’t even make any sense. Let’s throw the term ‘guilty pleasure’ out the window entirely, and embrace the things that we are interested. Screw social norms. Screw feeling guilty. Leave us a comment, expressing your own ‘guilty’ pleasures. We promise we won’t judge. You might find that there’s a lot of people that share the same pleasures.