A guilty pleasure is defined as something that is bad for you that you enjoy anyway. That enjoyment is what makes a guilty pleasure useful and necessary. Many people tell you that successful people don’t watch television or that they work 18 hours a day. So why should you indulge in guilty pleasures?
- Avoid burnout. Indulging in a guilty pleasure gives your mind time to relax and revive. Without giving yourself time to rest your performance decreases and your stress level rises. For optimum heath and performance, you need to give your mind some time to recover from the day-to-day workload.
- Generate new ideas. It isn’t a myth that people get great ideas in the shower or tub. The reason for this is that you are at your most relaxed at that time. A good guilty pleasure serves the same function. Getting your mind in a relaxed state tends to generate new ideas that can boost your success.
- Treat yourself to a reward. it is well established that people perform better when they know a reward is coming. Give yourself that boost by using a guilty pleasure as a reward helps inspire you to do better.
Having a guilty pleasure is actually a good thing, so don’t feel guilty about it and use it properly. To see how a Modern Observer Group coach can help you achieve peak performance, schedule a call here.