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The Wellness Potential of Movies: Exploring the Benefits Beyond Entertainment

We usually talk about movies as a way of entertainment, because usually they are a significant part of our leisure time and weekend evenings to relax, have some fun, spend time with family and friends, etc. However, movies can perform real magic positively influencing our overall health and wellbeing.

There are lots of studies proving the point that watching movies can not only be an easy way to develop our social connectivity, but it can also enhance our emotional intelligence. Let me tell you more, movies can leave an even bigger impact on people’s bodies and minds.

Of course, all these impacts depend on the type of movie, its quality, and other factors, but enough choosing the right title to ensure your well-being. First, you need to address your needs, and second, find the best cure in large movie libraries. The following article is discussing a few benefits of movies that viewers can gain in terms of developing strategic thinking abilities, mental health, and communication skills.

Strategic Thinking: Watch about Poker, even if you don’t know how to play

Here we are, at the center of one of the most strategic games. It is not a secret that poker requires a lot of thinking and much more. Players use their different skills to achieve the winner’s title, and those skills include logical thinking as well as emotional intelligence to read the opponent’s behavior, calculate the moves, etc. Poker strategy which combines skills of communication and critical thinking, is a complex idea. If you are not a poker person, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to adopt the skills poker players have. Those are useful not only in the game but also in real life.

Have you watched the movie “Maverick”? It’s not a new title and has been premiered in 1994, but it shows so many angles of the poker game, mixing funny and risky situations. Want a newer movie? Watch the “Rounders”, that has been made in…1998. Well, the jokes aside, you can find even better titles released recently, and those can help you understand the other side of critical and analytical thinking.

Mental Health: Laughter is the best medicine

In addition to its impact on strategic thinking abilities, movies can also play a significant role in promoting mental health. Movies that evoke laughter can provide a temporary escape from our daily worries and offer a much-needed break for our minds. It can be a classic comedy or a witty dialogue-driven film; in both cases,  humor can help us to refresh our minds and look at many issues differently.

You might have heard many people saying that they had been struggling with mental health problems, and the famous series “Friends” used to be their best treatment. When you detach yourself from the daily issues and dive into the funny world of Phoebe and Joey, your internal world becomes truly colorful and happy.

So, the next time you feel overwhelmed or in need of a mental health boost, consider turning to a comedy that feels your heart with laughter and joy. Whether it’s a timeless classic like “Some Like It Hot” or a more recent hit like “Bridesmaids,” allow yourself to absorb the healing power of comedy that many movies and series can offer.

Communication Skills: Look at them and learn from them

Are you an introvert who struggles with having great communication with people who are not close in a close relationship with you? Okay, nothing is wrong, you just need to see how some extroverts nail it by just having communication skills obtained. You may consider finding some titles in movie libraries, telling about people who once were an introvert like you, then became talented in controlling every situation (and even everyone). Movies have the remarkable ability to portray a wide range of interpersonal dynamics and communication styles. By observing the characters on screen, you can learn valuable lessons about effective communication and interpersonal relationships.

These kinds of stories can be found in different genres, but the best ones are those telling about either successful lawyers or business tycoons. The good thing about these movies is that they not only teach how to communicate but also how to be confident in any kind of conversation. Remember the very first episode of the TV series “Suits”, and remember the confidence of Michael Ross when he was presenting himself to the employer. 

One important thing is the viewers’ attention to detail and the ability to accept the message. Movies may contain so many good lessons, but you may look at them just as a means of entertainment. The next time you pick a movie to watch, take into account that the future 2 hours can benefit you more than just keeping you in front of the screen. Then, dive deep into the context of the movie and pay attention to the characters, their speaking style, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and what it gives to them as a result.

Hi, I’m Sam Hatter

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