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Go Ahead. Binge That New TV Show. It’s Good for Your Mental Health

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/tv-can-provide-social-connection

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Go Ahead. Binge That New TV Show. It’s Good for Your Mental Health
New research shows reading books, watching TV, and listening to music can all provide the social connection you may be missing right now.

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Nontraditional social strategies

Nontraditional social strategies
The so-called 'nontraditional social strategies' can fulfill social needs whenever we are not able to fulfill these needs by using traditional social strategies. 

The nontraditional social techniques include activities such as watching movies and experts have repeatedly stated that combining real face to face interactions with the 'guilty pleasures' that each of us has is actually a healthy way to live.

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Traditional vs. non-traditional social strategies

While research has shown that nontraditional social strategies, such as reading a book or watching movies, can substitute for spending time with your loved ones, there is evidence that the traditional social strategies still hold actually the key to longer-lasting happiness. 

However, whenever it is not possible to combine the two or practice traditional social techniques. then you might want to consider the safest option: the nontraditional social strategies.

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Nostalgia for social interactions

Whenever we are not able to meet our friends or family for a long period of time, we tend to feel nostalgic for those moments of togetherness that have just become even more precious. 

By watching movies, listening to songs, or just reflecting on our relationships, we actually help repair and rediscover who is really important to us and we will, therefore, be even more grateful when given the chance to meet up again with those very persons.

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