It's easy to fall into a rut of negativity. You may feel like everyone is judging you, your money, your love life, your work life, etc. And, even when you do get a bit of a breather, it's almost always followed by another round of negativity. But, you can find hope in comedy. Read on for tips on how to be more open with your humor...
First, be open yourself up to humor. Studies have shown that humor lowers tension, depression, stress, and anxiety. It also increases the mood, confidence, and coping abilities. Openly give yourself permission to be a little more humorous and lighten the mood. It immediately lifts the mood and gives things seem a bit less challenging. So, the next time you find yourself looking down at a negative situation and wishing for a positive outcome, take a second look and notice how you're reacting.
Second, take advantage of funny moments to get away from your work and spend some quality time with your friends and family. Even if you only have five minutes, this will go a long way in easing stress and allowing you to unwind. And, if you have a friend or family member who you're close to, then you've taken the first step in opening yourself up to humor. And, as long as you enjoy the company of them, then the feeling will never leave you.
Third, be open with your friends and family about your feelings. If they don't understand what you're going through, then they won't be able to offer you any advice or comfort. Even if you have trouble talking about yourself in front of other people, it's okay. Just make sure that they know what's going on in your life.
Fourth, open up to others with the most basic of needs. You can't open yourself up if you aren't open with yourself. And, if you're not open with yourself with your loved ones, then your relationships with them won't either.
Fifth, try to keep the humor flowing in your life. Make a point to use it in conversations, especially when you're having a bad day and your mood is lowered.
Sixth, be open with what you're thankful for. Be grateful for all the good things you have, whether they're big and noticeable, small and subtle. It doesn't matter if you're thankful for the "little things" in your life.
Finally, find ways to laugh with others. The more you open yourself up to laughter the more you'll laugh in return and the easier it will be for you to deal with any obstacles in your life.
Laughter is a great way to de-stress and to relieve tension. In fact, you can even use humor as a therapy to help reduce stress.
But, if you feel like you are constantly dealing with stress and you aren't laughing enough, then you might want to consider trying some type of therapy. If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, then your treatment should include trying to relax and laugh often. If you're just not enjoying your life, then you might want to consider taking some form of medication to help you deal with those stresses.
Laughter releases endorphins. Which are chemicals that create a sense of happiness and relief.
The more laughter you do, the less stressful your life will be. It also releases the stress hormones that make your mood and anxiety higher. So, instead of living in constant dread, you might want to consider using humor to relieve the stress.
Find a good therapist to help you do this and take control of your life. By using humor, you can become happy and find the humor that you need to get through life's daily challenges.