5 Things to Overcome Your Depressed Feeling (during Stay-Home)

Hi there. What’s up? I’m spending pretty boring staying-home days “as usual” now. In my early days of my quarantine, I had high hopes to try to read super difficult philosophical books, working out hard to be like Under Armor mannequins, and more and more. However, you know, the only one check in my to do list was practicing the guitar everyday. By staring the list, I realize how stupid person I am, and gradually I start to lose my confidence and hate myself (Ta-da! Happy depression!). But, thanks to my life experience of 27 years, I have plenty of tips to overcome such feelings and came back to normal decent one. Now is the time to share my routine, please try some if you think will work!

Running

One of my favorite books for running.

“When you are in trouble or feel depressed, all you have to do immediately is run”. There was a great instructor in the gym I used to go, and he says to me anytime when I looked like down. Actually, it really works. But like other such things, it seems really hard and tiresome before actually doing, but after that, you found yourself in no regret after all. Sometimes just do it really matters.

Do something you like or something new

For me, reading books, watching movies, listening to my favorite radio programs, playing the guitar, writing a letter to my friends, reading my favorite magazines, writing this blog is kind of fun things. And especially in this time, maybe we should try something completely new. This blog was never created without this pandemic. There must be trillions things you have avoided to do unconsciously, so now, why not to try something new? Buy magazines you have never bought, make a phone call to your old friend, download some new apps, etc. What new do you want to try today?

Cooking

Matty matters.

Actually, I have underestimated how great thing cooking is. When you stand in the kitchen and cut some vegetables in line with the cutting board, you realize your stress has relieved in a different way. Yes. Cooking actually helps to relieve your stress. Try to cook some gourmet dish tonight.

Cleaning your room

In short, if your brain is overheating or in trouble, maybe that is because you think too much because of so much boring time. Then, just make you a bit busy. If you move your body, that’s more effective. Yes, cleaning the floor or bathroom can be a great exercise and you can feel so accomplished. By the way, it is really weird that we never mentally break down by too much exercise but too much thinking. It’s not fair, isn’t it?

Zoom with Beer

However you tried to these things, sometimes you find yourself don’t want to do anything at all. Then, the most important thing at that time is to totally admit your situation and the way of your thinking. As long as you live, I think that we are the winner of our life. So, just have a cup of coffee or a glass of beer and have a zoom cafe or bar. “Friends in need is friends indeed”. This is one of my favorite old saying. It is the best timing to rely on each other. By the interaction, our relationship can grow stronger.

I have never visited South Africa, Malaysia, Russia and France but India. I love overseas travel.

Thank you very much for reading. Let’s survive together. And I’m actually getting energy by readers from around the worlds. Although I have just started writing on this blog, I have readers from all over the world. Maybe I can’t travel and make friends in every single country though, my article can be read from readers in every single country. And I think that is my ultimate goal and a kind of miracle. I’d like to take it easy to keep journaling. See you again and have a good day/night.

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3 Movies to Watch during “Stay-Home”

To be honest with you, I am a depressive person (maybe you must have realized by watching my weird profile picture in “about” page. It is a kendo protective mask). I actually look a person with positiveness and who is always smiling . However, from my experience, people who are always smiling is always crying under their face to fight with their weak heart or mental, and I think it is a price for being sensitive person (and then maybe I’m not that sensitive person). So, I don’t like Sunday. Without a certain busyness, I have to face my weakness forcefully and easily get disappointed with my darkness inside of me.

However, thanks to the great movies, I somehow can live till today. These movies taught me how great to live ordinal lives and how meaningful to be depressed. It’s like a “Zarathustra” kind of movie for me (I mean like mentor kind of movie). And now everyone seems getting depressed by self-quarantine, and unclear future world. So, I’ve just thought like why don’t we share my “survival movies” with people struggling with this unreasonable status quo. I wish these 3 my favorite movies can save someone’s bored to death life hopefully.

Groundhog Day (1993)

I love Bill Murray’s films.

The first one is “Groundhog Day”. Mean (or cynical) weatherman (as Bill Murray) suddenly finds himself reliving same day over and over again when he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their Groundhog Day. His situation drives him to destruction at first, but he gradually try to make sense of living in the weird world.

I personally think that some people actually want to kill themselves but other people just lost meanings to live. The time I first watch this movie was the time I couldn’t find the meaning of alive. However, the movie has taught me that there actually is a way to survive and a kind of goal you should strive for.

It’s a Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

I love Zach Galifianakis’ movies.

The second one is “It’s a Kind of a Funny Story” based on the same title’s novel by Ned Vizzini. There is a burnt-out teenager Craig (Keir Gilchrist) who checks himself into a mental health clinic after the attempted suicide (jumping from a bridge), then he finds himself placed in adult ward due to the fact that the youth ward has been shut down. Taken under the wing of fellow patient Bob (Zach Galifianakis), the 16 years old attempts to endure his mandatory 5 days’ stay without completely losing his mind. Then, he gradually realize the true value of living teenager.

If you are teenager, this movie must resonate deeper with you. Teenagers easily lose their meaning to live and ask their hearts if the world is deserve to live. Yeah, I’m still asking the question at least twice a year. By the way, this movie really helps you understand why you should live your teenage, and how precious it is being teenager. You must be relaxed about your life after watching it, and you want to welcome new days.

Paterson (2016)

Adam Driver as Paterson who is a bus driver in Paterson

There is a cool life-style magazine for women “&Premium” in Japan, and the movie was recommended in the latest issue, which features “beautiful solitary life”. The film is directed by Jim Jarmusch. Yep. Jim Jarmusch. If you fell in love with other his movie, definitely this could be your new favorite of his movies.

The story (if there is a plot) is such a simple. Set in the present Paterson, New Jersey, and it is a tale about a bus driver and poet. You just watch Paterson’s everyday life from Monday to next Monday. You just witness his daily routine. There seems no plot at all. However, you can feel a kind of richness, the beauty of ordinary life after watching. Through this movie, maybe we could understand how metaphorical world we live in, and how meaningful is it to spend each single day. Especially under this pandemic, absolutely we can make sense of this movie.

Above all, there are my top 3 prescription movies for your depressive stay-home life. Hope we can drink and discuss the movie without using Zoom someday very soon.

Thank you very much for reading, and have a great day.

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