Sunday, March 08, 2015

Tip#833: Resilience Resources, Part 13 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

“I’m not going to give up and neither are you!” 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Laughter is always effective in breaking me out of the negative ruminating that goes through my mind whenever I feel stuck or depressed at work and in life. I’ve written many blog posts on the power of laughter and how comedy films and your favorite comedy performers can be excellent Resilience Resources for you when you experience an unexpected crisis or change.

Comedies make us laugh and laughter helps us feel good. When this happens positive neurochemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins are activated in our brains. Being in a positive state makes a significant impact on our motivation, productivity and wellbeing.

This blog is dedicated to providing movies that motivate but I am making an exception for a brilliantly hilarious comedy series that actually felt like an epic long TV movie when I binge-watched it on Netflix (I took breaks after every 3 episodes out of 13)! Not only did I laugh but each episode had a great motivational message told in a quirky, fun way.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

The comedy TV series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is about a woman named Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) who escapes an underground bunker after 15 years and starts life over again in New York City. Kimmy is filled with childlike wonder much like Buddy the Elf in the film Elf and, through her hardships, has learned how to maintain her enthusiasm and indestructible optimism. Kimmy also has a talent for helping others face their adversities in hilarious yet effective ways! See: TV show trailer

“Life beats you up… you can either curl up in a ball and die… or you can stand up and say we’re different, we’re the strong ones and you can’t break us!” 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The show features a fantastic cast that include Titus Burgess and Carol Kane who play her roommate and landlord as well as Jane Krakowski who plays her wealthy employer. Tiny Fey is co-creator of this series and her kooky humour permeates every joyful moment! Kimmy herself is overflowing with positivity and enthusiasm and it is contagious. Her vibrant personality will definitely activate the positive neurochemicals in your head!

If you are feeling stuck or depressed in the workplace or in your life remember to give your mind a time-out and treat yourself to a comedy film or TV show. Have a good laugh! Make laughing part of your Resilience Resources. This will stop the ruminating in your brain and then return you feeling fresh and more effective to deal with your challenges!

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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1 comment:

Candice Frederick said...

you're so right. comedy is really the best remedy. this is coming at the right time for me right now.