You get home from work, make dinner and sit down to eat. It's too quiet so you turn on Netflix and scroll through while eating. Then something catches your eye and you start to watch it.
You start to like the show and want to know more. The first episode ends and now you have the option to choose to watch the next video or do something else that is productive. What do you choose?
If you are like me, you choose the next episode and soon it's 9 PM. You then realized you need to wash dishes and do chores before going to bed.
If I was productive even for one hour that evening, I could have accomplished something.
Imagine this happening to at least 1% of 137 million Netflix streaming subscribers worldwide. That's
1.37 million people
1.37 million hours a day
500 million hours in a year
that we could have been productive but rather spent watching a screen. We as a society could have accomplished something.
I am not saying we can't watch videos but our brain plays a trick on us when you see that "Next Episode" option that is very hard to overcome.
your prefrontal cortex—goes to war with the instinctual, emotional part of your brain—your limbic systemMore on Netflix binging soon 😎