Laughter is much more than a spontaneous response to humor or pleasure. If used well, it can be a stress-reliever, a reply to the world or a way to defuse a tense situation. Do you consciously use laughter to your and others’ benefit? For example, when the world or your work introduces something absurd do you use laughter to maintain your sense of reality? Or, when you are stressed do you seek out laughter to balance your stress? It is an art, but have you ever used humor in an uncomfortable situation, so that everyone can regain perspective?
Try looking at laughter as a helpful tool. It is a powerful act that can be used in many ways.
Can you think of others ways you use or can use laughter?
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There is a lot of tension in the world today that may be affecting you. You may feel you want to hide from it, are caught by it or have had enough of it. Humor is a way of countering tension that almost always works. Seek humor when it all gets to be too much.
There are a myriad of ways to seek humor. You can watch or listen to something you find humorous. You can let yourself enjoy the humor created by others regarding what is happening in our world. You can create your own humor that lets you release tension when you want to.
If tension gets to be too much, it harms you. It can turn into fear, negatively affect your health or make your life imbalanced. Let humor shift your perspective. It really is a gift you can give yourself.
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