in

The Comfort Binge: Why We Can’t Stop Rewatching Old Shows We’ve Seen A Hundred Times

When looking at it through the lens of mental health, rewatching the same shows can also serve as a coping mechanism. Familiar media content is able to give us a sense of belonging and social interaction, even when we are alone.

But, on the flip side, leaning too heavily on the comfort of reruns can become problematic if it replaces authentic human interaction or prevents us from stepping out of our comfort zones.

Escaping The Decision Fatigue

It’s also important to keep in mind that every day, we make hundreds of decisions– from the mundane to the critical.

So, when it comes to leisure activities, the last thing we want is to expend more mental energy deciding what to watch.

That’s why choosing a tried-and-true show (for me, it’s Gilmore Girls) can relieve us from that decision fatigue and let us get straight to the unwinding part.

Watching Comfort Shows: Is It Good Or Bad? 

As with many things in life, moderation is key. Rewatching old favorites can be comforting and beneficial to mental well-being, but only if you balance it with other forms of engagement and relaxation.

That’s why it’s best to consider it as one of the tools in your emotional wellness toolbox. It’s not the only one, but it sure is a handy one to have.

If true crime defines your free time, this is for you: join Chip Chick’s True Crime Tribe

Her Husband Loves To Go Camping With Their $100,000 Camper, But When She Told Him She Doesn’t Like This Idea of Vacation, He Called Her Ungrateful

He Found His Wife Cheating In Their Bedroom After Returning Home Unexpectedly, So He Kicked Her Out of The House, And She Wound Up Losing Her Life In A Hit-And-Run

Her Boyfriend Felt Embarrassed After She Insisted On Splitting The Bill With Him At An Upscale Restaurant

He Cut Contact With His Daughter After Finding Out She Knew About His Wife’s Affair And Was Paid A Lot of Money To Keep The Infidelity A Secret

He Disappeared After Attending A Party With His Friends, But There Was No Sign of Him Anywhere In The Snow

Size Does Matter: How To Choose The Perfect Rug For Every Room In Your Home

Many Americans Know This Famous Historical Civil War Anthem, But A Lot of People Don’t Know That It Was Written By This Woman

2 of 2