Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tip#822: Resilience Resources, Part 8 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

“You just gotta have the bad days so you can love the good days even more.” 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

As mentioned in tip#801, watching movies is an excellent resource for alleviating the brain of the obsessive, ruminating, self-defeating loop even if just for a few hours. And though this was referring to combating depression I believe it to be true for anyone feeling caught in a mental loop at the workplace or daily life.

The added bonus to mental relieve are the insights and epiphanies you may receive from watching a film. For example an inspirational statement from a movie hero or character could go a long way to re-energizing your drive or spirit. This could even occur in a light, family film!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

The comedy film, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, is about 11 year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) who experiences horrible days and makes a wish on his birthday that his entire family experiences a bad day as well. This screwball comedy has many hilarious scenes with Alexander’s father (Steve Carell) and mother (Jennifer Garner) as well as his brother, sister and baby brother. See: movie trailer

What's fun about this Disney film is that anyone could relate to the bad days each family member goes through. You get to see worse case scenarios of an executive at work, embarrassing job interviews and a multitude of teenage/kid troubles. This film also has important life lessons such as learning to appreciate the good days and for family sticking together no matter what happens.

Seeing a light comedy like this can help release stress accumulated from your own very bad day in the workplace. Remember the power of film whenever you have a terrible day. Remember that movies help relieve the brain from ruminating thoughts even for just a few hours. You will return to your life and work ready to move forward with confidence and energy!

January 28, 2015
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Related Tips on Resilience:
Tip#804: Resilience Resources, Part 1 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - The Theory of Everything
Tip#805: Resilience Resources, Part 2 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Tip#810: Resilience Resources, Part 3 – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - A League of Their Own
Tip#811: Resilience Resources, Part 4 – Top 15 Movies for Dealing with Depression & Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Tip#812: Resilience Resources, Part 5 – Mental Health - Mumford
Tip#813: Resilience Resources, Part 6 - 50 First Dates 
Tip#819: Resilience Resources, Part 7 - Wild 
Tip#822: Resilience Resources, Part 8 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tip#823: Resilience Resources, Part 9 – Super Bowl -Invincible
Tip#825: Resilience Resources, Part 10 – Mental Health & Healthcare - Big Hero 6
Tip#829: Resilience Resources, Part 11 – The Tartigrade – Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Tip#830: Resilience Resources, Part 12 – Depression & Graham Moore - The Imitation Game 
Tip#833: Resilience Resources, Part 13 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tip#834: Resilience Resources, Part 14 - Top 10 Movies for Inspiring Resilience in the Workplace
Tip#857: Resilience Resources, Part 15 - Instagram - Pitch Perfect 2
Tip#873: Resilience Resources, Part 16 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Tip#881: Resilience Resources, Part 17 - Love & Mercy
Tip#892: Resilience Resources, Part 18 – Problem Solving - The Martian 
Tip#896: Resilience Resources, Part 19 - Depression – J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tip#910: Resilience Resources, Part 20 – Depression – A Christmas Carol – It’s a Wonderful Life 


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

“Movies for Motivation: How To Stay Strong in Your Life & Career”
Read the Introduction and 1st Chapter now: Click here

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Resilience Expert
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