I love, love, love to laugh. And lucky for me, it is a super-effective stress management strategy. Not only have researchers told us that laughter really can be good medicine – it is also free and FUN! Unfortunately, one of the things that often happens when we are stressed, worried, or overwhelmed is that we either a) stop seeking out funny things b) lose our senses of humor c) move around too quickly to notice the funny things in life.
So, for today’s tip, try laughing. Sometimes we have to fake it (and that’s OK, it’s still effective) as in laughing yoga. Other times we just have to find those things that we think are funny. Need some help? Here are some of my favorites:
- Dennis Quaid on The Ellen Show
- Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (still funny after all these years)
- Funniest Movies Montage (Napoleon Dynamite could have been in spots 1-10 as far as I’m concerned)
What are the funny things that make you laugh?