It’s January, which can only mean one amazing thing. The Bachelor is back on TV! I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am. TV, more specifically really bad reality tv, is my guilty pleasure. And I’m not even that guilty about it.Bad TV is my not-so-guilty pleasure. #guiltypleasure Click To Tweet
I consider myself an educated, well-read individual, but terrible television shows make me happy. I used to watch The Bachelor in secret, or look the other way when someone was discussing the latest episode, but I decided to stop being ashamed and start having fun with it. We all have a guilty pleasure or two, and this is why I think it’s time to take the guilt away and start embracing them!
It’s an escape
We all need an escape at the end of a long day. For me, it’s settling into the couch with a glass of wine and the TV remote. I can lose myself in forced plotlines while forgetting about whatever mistakes I made at work, the half-dozen meltdowns my toddler had, and the dinner I left cooling on top of the stove that my dogs wolfed down.
Serves as a social tool
Maybe it’s time to admit you can’t stop singing that One Direction song in the shower. Or that you can’t resist sneaking a peek at the grocery store checkout tabloids. You might just find you share your guilty pleasure with someone else. I’m amazed at how many people I can strike common ground with by admitting to my love for Project Runway or Chopped.
You deserve it!
Does the final scene in You’ve Got Mail bring a happy tear to your eye? Does the vampire romance novel you’re reading help you relax? Then why feel guilty about it? Life is busy, crazy, and often stressful, so if your guilty pleasure brings you joy, go with it!
I’ve admitted mine, now it’s your turn. What’s your guilty pleasure?