A Movie. Watching a movie is a great way to relax and take your mind off what’s going on day to day. Whether you choose to watch a new release in the cinema or an old-time favourite from the comfort of your own home, there’s something magical about being transported to another world. Movies can take us on a journey, involving our emotions and feelings as if we were living what we are seeing. Personally, I love watching films based on true events and documentaries, as there is something surreal in seeing history unravel. Powerful true stories laid out before us; moments in time that we would otherwise not know of and would not even be able to contemplate. Equally, being transported to a new fantasy world where you’re only limited by your imagination is fun and a welcome distraction! I often wonder if these types of movies give us an insight into what our world may be like in the future with the rapid advances in technology.
For a moment, we might be able to put our own worries and stresses on hold to enjoy some ‘me’ time. If heading out to the cinema is too overwhelming, you may prefer to snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and hot chocolate. Regardless of how you decide to relax, there are movies that cater to every genre and you’re sure to find something to enjoy. There are also several movies out there that aim to motivate and inspire you. I’ve listed a few recommendations below in case you’re in need of a pick-me-up in the new year.
The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
The Blind Side (2009)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Greatest Showman (2018)
Seven Pounds (2008)
Some of them will make you laugh, others will make you cry but hopefully you’ll come away from them feeling like you’re ready to battle through and own this life.
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