Normally I would caution clients against using TV as a method of self-care as it can lead us at times to disengage. Sitting down to a favourite show; however, certainly has its merit, and with balance as our goal, we can use TV as a good distraction or relaxation method.
In an article entitled, “Therapists Found These 15 Shows and Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime Dramatically Boost People’s Moods” by Carolyn Steber and featured on Bustle, Steber writes about how certain shows can actually lessen some of the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
I was happy to see some of my favourite shows on the list such as “Grace and Frankie” & “The Marvelous Miss Maisel” and one of my all time favourite movies, “Good Will Hunting.” It also made me curious to check out some of the other shows that I haven’t heard about yet, or watch the old classic series “Friends.”
My partner and I often sit down after dinner with a show series we are watching; it is a good way to relax after a full day and it gives us a chance to connect. TV, when used in a balanced way, can help to boost mood and bookend your evening 🙂
For the full list and article: https://www.bustle.com/p/therapists-found-these-15-shows-movies-on-netflix-amazon-prime-dramatically-boost-peoples-moods-16765038
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4 thoughts on “How TV Can Boost Your Mood”
So true, it fits well with the notion of the doing of opposites, watching comedy for an extended period when we feel blue will eventually lift mood. I read a description years ago recommending that we consider how we sat around a fire when we lived in caves, listening to stories. This way eating around the TV made a kind of sense, and was not necessarily a sign of decline.
So true! Love the throwback to fireside stories 🙂
really positive idea because i think what you watch affects you., it just so happens, im doing a test right now
Let us know how it goes!!