Watching reruns of a favorite TV show can restore the drive to get things done, especially for those running low on willpower or self-control.
“When you watch a favorite rerun, you typically don’t have to use any effort to control what you are thinking, saying, or doing. You are not exerting the mental energy required for self-control or willpower,” says Jaye Derrick, research scientist at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.
“At the same time, you are enjoying your ‘interaction,’ with the TV show’s characters, and this activity restores your energy.”
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