Humor helps me through uncertain and difficult times. It lifts my spirits. Sadness and frustration melt away when I notice something funny. I feel more energetic and creative when I amuse myself.
Laughter releases stress. I lighten the mood by telling a joke during a busy day at work. I am more productive when I relax.
Laughter draws me closer to others. I use laughter to increase cooperation and enhance communication. I create happy experiences and memories that strengthen my connections to family and friends.
I welcome more laughter into my life.
I lower my defenses. I am comfortable looking silly. I can laugh at myself. I focus on feeling happy rather than wondering if others think I am funny. I learn to love the sound of my own laughter.
I goof around with my kids. I take a break to watch cartoons or play with sock puppets. I watch cat videos and classic comedies online. I post funny messages on social media. I play games like Goat Simulator and Gummy Drop!
I visit my local library. I browse the catalog for funny books, movies, and podcasts. I check the calendar for entertaining virtual and online events.
I start with a smile. If I am short on things to laugh about, I can still put on a happy expression. It is easier to laugh when I am already smiling.
Today, I laugh my way to greater health and wellbeing. A playful attitude helps my mind and body to heal.
1. Why is laughter contagious?
2. What is the difference between constructive and destructive humor?
3. How can I develop my sense of humor?