I don’t remember having been able to laugh like that in the past few months but I do remember days I was able to park the anxiety for awhile and allow myself to focus on work and life and just feel good. I was able to increase my positive emotional energy thanks to my joy of cooking and delicious foods, hot showers, long walks outdoors, being with friends and, of course, the pure fun of watching movies!
Game Night (2018)
The black comedy film, Game Night, is about Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) and their friends for weekly game night that find themselves caught in a real-life mystery game. This hilarious movie has many funny performances mixed with big action scenes and a slew of classic game and movie references! See: movie trailer
And that mirrored the anxious, ruminating thoughts I recently experienced that had disappeared once I was able to finally laugh about my situation. The movie reminded me that no matter how dark that cloud was over my head that feel-good times, relief and laughter will always return.
So anytime you are feeling some long-term stress and anxiety remind yourself of the power of laughter. Remind yourself of feel-good activities and loving, social support that can lift you up and provide you with hope and lightness. And always remind yourself of how comedy films can pump up your positive emotional energy and make you smile a really big smile!
Tip#46: What Makes You Laugh? - Part 1
Tip#553: Just Have Fun, Part 1 - Rock of Ages
Tip#164: Increase Your Positive Emotional Energy, Part 1 - Kung Fu Panda
Tip#473: How To Feel Good When You Feel Horrible - Horrible Bosses
Tip#1088: How To Feel Good When You Feel Horrible, Part 2 - Ready Player One
Tip#1092: How To Feel Good When You Feel Horrible, Part 3 - Game Night
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE DEALING WITH
DEPRESSION OR DIFFICULT TIMES?
• READ: Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Managing Depression
• READ: Emmanuel & Depression featured in The Toronto Star
• LISTEN: Emmanuel's CBC Radio Interview on Movie Messages of Hope: The Fresh Air Show
• WATCH: Uplifting Movie Montage produced by Emmanuel Lopez!
• DISCOVER: 8 Creative Tools for Motivation & Depression
Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation
Discover How Movies Inspire, Motivate & Empower You!
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2018