There is no reason for me to hesitate when admitting that I can be extremely lazy sometimes. Of course, I procrastinate a lot. It is one of my greatest talents, actually. Throughout the years, I have found plenty of ways to waste my time — playing the Sims, petting my dogs, reading books, writing, drawing stick figures and the list goes on and on. But my main source of procrastination has to be the one and only: Netflix.
I have spent hours on end struggling to do my homework after reaching the end of a season of Gilmore Girls. Sometimes I end up sleeping extremely late at night (or early in the morning) finishing up the homework that originally would have taken me less than 10 minutes to do.
After having Netflix interfere with my daily life become a habit, I decided to take some benefit out of my new addiction. I tried to inspire myself when considering some characters of the shows that I frequently binge watch.
For example, take Rory Gilmore. She is extremely smart and aspires to go to Harvard. She loves to read and write, which I find very encouraging because I am the same way. If I act more like her and be extra studious and focused, I may possibly have a similar future ahead of me.
Now, let’s think of Rachel Berry from Glee. Even though she choked on her audition, she reached out for another shot at getting into NYADA. This high level of motivation and incentive is vital in order to become successful in life and to live out one’s dreams.
And finally, we have Rachel Green from Friends. In the first episode, she came running to Central Perk escaping from the wedding she did not want to go through with. Had she not done so, she would not have made the five best friends who would be on her side for the following 10 years. She had enough courage and bravery to prevent herself from making the biggest mistake of her life, which teaches a lot because even though she risked her entire future, she ended up gaining something much better than anticipated.
I have realized that one of the main reasons as to why I love these shows so much is because I hold a lot of respect for the characters in them. Even though I spend a lot of time watching Netflix, I have become more inspired to go out of my comfort zone and be more productive. It is OK to sit back and relax every once in a while — everyone needs time in their cozy corner because those are the best places where one can truly indulge in their creative outlets and develop new ideas to strengthen themselves.