Life is 10% what happens to you and 90 % of how you cope with it.
A sense of humour can be an amazing asset when it comes to dealing with stressful situations.
It will improve your overall emotional and physical health and will help you to look at things in a different way.
It will also strengthen your relationship with a loved one if one of you are having a hard time.
Tips to maintain your sense of humour
Smile till your face aches – make it a conscious choice.
Smiling offers many benefits to not only you, but to those around you.
It will lift both your mood and theirs too. Smiling relieves stress, is contagious and boosts our immune systems and can help us stay positive.
Step back and re-assess the situation
Find a way to de-stress a situation – step back and ask yourself “how can I change this?”
How can I change the way I react? Can I do something different?
Remember happy times
Laugh about old times with a loved one or friend.
Laugh at ourselves
I often look back and laugh at myself.
There seem to be two types of people — those who find it easy to laugh at themselves, and those who take themselves a little bit more seriously.
The ability to laugh at yourself is considered to be not only a healthy attitude, but a healthy attribute to have.
When one thinks of cheering people up or looking for the funny side in negative events, it is said to be connected to our well-being and psychological health in so many ways.
Play a game with a child
Children always have a way or normalising things. Enjoy being silly with a child. Wear the funny hat, or dance the silly dance.
Watch a funny movie
Choose a funny moive to watch or read a humourous book
Go for a brisk walk or cycle
Get those happy endorphins moving again.
Often when we exercise, we will feel good because the body releases tiny neurochemicals which are known as endorphins.
What we know is that we really need them to function properly. They reduce stress and are natural pain relievers.
Challenge yourself to be an optimist
Remember optimists believe that more positive things will happen, where pessimists believe that negative events are caused by their own mistakes or inner traits and that a positive event has only happened by luck and won’t happen again.
Using humor to cope with medical problems
It is always difficult when we have medical problems, or are caring for a loved one or friend who is terminally ill.
I remember very clearly something my late husband said to me when he was dying.
He told me that even if it was his last day on earth, he still wanted to laugh with me and hear my laugh as if nothing had changed.
It has been researched that medical professionals who work with dying patients held humour as one of eight coping mechanisms used to handle the extreme stress involved in doing such important work.
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You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice that you have.
Keeping a healthy sense of humour is very necessary in this world of ours.
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