Here's Why Watching TV Can Actually Make You More Productive

Quick, show this to your mom (and your boss!)

( Growing up, your parents probably got on your case for watching too much TV. But even as a grown-up slaying the adulting game, do you still get grief over the habit?


Well, maybe people will get off your back when they realize that watching TV actually helps you get stuff done. Here's how:


Gaining a Wider Perspective

TV takes you through experiences you may never face in the real world. It's a safe first step outside your personal bubble and can lead to better understanding and empathy towards others around you.


Community Engagement

Several TV shows and live event broadcasts have a philanthropic component about them, which can motivate you to do your own form of charity and community service.


Develop Critical Thinking

Shows like Scandal, where Olivia Pope wheels and deals her way around US politics, can keep anyone on their toes. Because you're always guessing about what may develop next, your mind stays sharp.


White Noise

When stress from the outside world gets too much to handle, something light and mundane like a fun sitcom can help you relax so you can do more productive work.


Inspiration and Motivation

Sometimes, a feel-good, underdog story can power you through the week. Reality TV competitions like The Voice, where contestants climb the ranks through sheer dedication, can even push you towards pursuing your own goals.


The right dose of TV can help you become productive, creative, and inspired. On channels like FOX Life (formerly Star World), you can access premier shows such as Miss Universe Live, The Good Doctor, The Voice, Scandal, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Each one caters to a different TV-viewing appetite, but all provide great entertainment that turns on your emotions, helps you de-stress, and helps clear your mind for more efficient work output. You may even become more #woke, with outreach efforts like the Turn On campaign being promoted on FOX Life. Find out more about it on Facebook.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with FOX Life.
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