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10 Things Only People Who Often Get Depressed After Watching Great Movies Would Understand

10 Things Only People Who Often Get Depressed After Watching Great Movies Would Understand

It is not rare for people to experience emotional outbursts after seeing a really captivating movie. Whatever it is termed to be, post-movie depression is actually an experience, a period, a feeling and a new identity. Being stuck with the pictures and the warmth of the characters has a way of making you want more out of the movie. This strong feeling does come with an attachment, and because of this, people who become depressed after watching a movie understand the following things.

1. They want to see the world from a different perspective.

Movies have a way of taking the viewer away from their present state and floating them someplace else. They want to be able to find the world from another perspective and nurture this feeling beyond simply watching a movie.

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2. They understand that they are different.

Trying to connect the dots and being in tune with their emotions is a personal thing. They can’t easily relate this with others, because they are different and unique in a way. It just exposes how sensitive they can be and how deeply affected they are by the pictures they see.

3. They want to repeat the process over again.

The depression holds them and captures them. What is inviting and appealing is either to see the movie again or continue the process. There is always an end to every picture, but they often wish more and more scenes would keep appearing after the credits roll.

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4. They want to be live out the movie.

This could sound figurative in a sense, but it’s just because they want to experience more of the movie. They download the soundtrack, they Google the title and read about the actors, they buy fan t-shirts, and they master the lines and idiosyncrasies of the characters. They simply want to live out the movie and recreate the experience.

5. They are exposed.

Their emotions and expectations are revealed. For some, it can lead to disappointment, disgust or misunderstanding. They are depressed because they expect more out of reality, which they found in the movie, so now that it’s over, they feel deep disdain and displeasure.

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6. They feel unfulfilled.

They believe they can become better or can get more out of life. They actually want more out of the world that surrounds them and thus, they yearn for more.

7. They feel alone.

They believe that they are alone in dealing with their emotions. They can’t answer many questions at the moment, and perhaps they are even angry with themselves for feeling the way they are feeling. However bad or good or exciting, they are left puzzled and bewildered at the sudden reaction they feel.

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8. They want to reach out.

If only people could cuddle with them and offer them an explanation or try to reach out to them. If only they could be seen not as feeble but as strong for being so loving and expectant. If only someone could understand. Yes they want to reach out and find someone who could understand and help them find answers.

9. Their feelings are broken.

Many could cite how their feelings and emotions were bruised. While some may see depression as a hyperbole, it is important to understand that every person who watches a movie and is depressed after suddenly has a psychological twist attached to their story.

10. They have their own journeys.

Yes, this depression offers them an experience—a journey to be stronger and to see their selves in a different way. They pass through a period and a phase or a stage. They do recover and they are able to channel their thoughts into something else. They can be happy again when they see another movie and could be captured by it. It is all a sequential thing. They won’t get stuck; they simply appreciate the journey every movie they are captivated by puts them through.

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Last Updated on July 3, 2020

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

2. Focus on your breath

Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

3. Get organized and purge old items

A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

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6. Smile more

Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

7. Don’t worry about the future

As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

8. Eat real food

The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

9. Choose being happy over being right

Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

11. Make use of filtering features on social media

You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

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12. Get comfortable with silence

When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

13. Listen to understand, not to respond

So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

14. Put your troubles in a bubble

Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

15. Speak more slowly

Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

16. Don’t procrastinate

Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

17. Buy a coloring book

Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

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18. Prioritize yourself

You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

19. Forgive others

Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

20. Check your expectations

Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

21. Engage in active play

Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

22. Stop criticizing yourself

The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

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24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

26. Manage your money

Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

27. Stop trying to control everything

Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

28. Practice affirmations

Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

29. Get up before sunrise

Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

30. Be yourself

Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

Featured photo credit: man watching sunrise via stokpic.com

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