Guilty pleasures – what do they tell us?

We all have them, they make us who we are. We find joy, peace or excitment in them but we rarely talk about them. If asked about them we even might lie about them. They are our little secrets that no-one knows about and ohh how they make us feel good..

Our guilty pleasures

But what does it mean, a guilty pleasure? Well the definition according Wikipedia is

A guilty pleasure is something, such as a film, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard, or is seen as unusual or weird. … Fashion, video games, music, theatre, television series, films, food and fetishes can be examples of guilty pleasures.

In other words, it is something you do en enjoy but dont want to tell anyone that you do or enjoy it.

I began thinking about my own guilty pleasures, if I had any and I realized I did. I do! I’ll confess, my guilty pleasures are listening to music while driving in my car – destination unknown. I sometimes turn all lights down in my living-room, put on music and dance when nobody sees. I write here and write short story’s on another website, most people don’t know that.

When putting those things together I realized my guilty pleasures are a confirmation of who I am or who I want to be. For me these things are an escape from reality, from every day life where I play pretend and nothing is unthinkable or out of reach. My guilty pleasure for writing is actually my desire to have an escape from reality, I can create my own bubble of fantasy where everything is possible. So has every guilty pleasure its own actual desire. You just have to figure out what yours are and why you have them.

If you know, try to do something with it. A desire is a dream in disguise and it is a shame to let it just be your guilty pleasure.

Are you always looking at home design tv? Do you have the need to own your own place maybe or do you have a desire to redecorate?

Do you always have the desire to be on the move, the road? Cant stay home? Is your home-life fulfilling enough or are you still looking for your home? Or do you need to get a job where you travel more?

These are just random desires and I wonder, what are yours? What are your guilty pleasures telling you? Your guilty pleasures can and will tell you ultimately what you need and what is good for you.

Good luck and have fun with your pleasures 😉


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  1. My guilty pleasure is locking myself up in a room and talking through a fake microphone as if I’m in a radio station. My everyday dream is to become a radio presenter someday.

    1. yeah that is a good reflection on your guilty pleasure! Fake it until you make it – but make it you will. Go follow your desire. Xx

  2. Id have to say my guilty pleasure is for sure writing on my blog. It’s become something I really enjoy. Also dancing in my room as if i’m in a bar or club. I just let go and be free. Enjoyed reading! 💕

  3. I’ve never thought of it this way before. I wonder if it applies for everything. I think the meaning behind some might be a little more hidden, but I’m willing to bet it’s there if you look close enough.

    That’s exciting, I guess I still have a lot to learn about myself!

    1. It probably wont apply for every guilty pleasure we have but I certainly believe there’s more meaning than only a small pleasure indeed.

      Thank you for stopping by!


    1. Ahh but what a great guilty pleasure that is👍🏻! They are very educational indeed.

      Thanks for reading!


  4. I think my guilty pleasure is taking time to be alone. I sometimes stay late at the office or stay home from work after everyone has left the house, just to soak in some peace and quiet. I’m not sure what that says about me – but I will definitely be paying more attention to see if I can pick up any more clues. Cool post! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Thank you so much Joan!
      Taking time alone for some peace and quiet – as nice guilty pleasure. The beauty is that you are the only one who can decipher the meaning underneath. The lingering to a calmer way of life maybe or just litteraly peace a quiet for some moments, who knows. Best of luck and all the love.


  5. Honestly, I was just thinking about this last night. Like, I haven’t watched America’s Next Top Model in forever… Which is silly to know about me, because I’m no where near “girly”. I havent worn makeup or a bra in years and I have 2 girl friends out of hundreds of people I know. So there’s one… Maybe another is just how I sometimes say I’m “Going to the store” when really, I just drive down the road, sitting in my car with the seat back.

    But I have a feeling that’s just the mom in me, escaping the house for a minute. HA!

    1. Briljant – love your guilty pleasures! Ahha the mom in you just needs to have that moment of total peace, keep steeling those moments😊😉

      Tnx for your reply!


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