Humor unites. Humor heals. Humor generates warm, gooey feelings that can drag you through a wretched day. And to talk us through a few ways we can find humor in our life, we have today with us guest author, Aileen Lopez. Continue Aileen…
Sometimes sayings turn into clichés because they are true, and that’s the case with “laughter is the best medicine.”
It’s true that whether we are feeling bad mentally, physically or both, laughter can improve our mood. Of course, there are dangers in seeking out funny material. What one person finds hilarious another may think gravely offensive. Reactions to humor are deeply personal.
And how do we find something to tickle our funny bone when we feel so bad we can barely rouse ourselves out of bed?
1. Television or Movies
This is the obvious first choice; when we think funny, we often think about comedy television and film. The possibilities here are nearly endless: decades of television shows and nearly 100 years of cinema are available through cable, streaming services or DVD rental.
From Charlie Chaplin and 1930s screwball comedies to the latest Judd Apatow flick, from the innocent humor of “I Love Lucy” to the raunchiness of “Family Guy,” there’s something out there for everyone.
2. YouTube Videos
There are lots of funny clips on YouTube from famous stand-up routines to beloved sitcom moments and more, but YouTube is good for more than just revisiting old best-of memories.
There’s something of a running joke about cats ruling the Internet, and anyone visiting YouTube might believe it to be true. YouTube is full of funny cat videos as well of videos of dogs, owls and just about every other animal that exists doing silly things seemingly for the amusement of human onlookers.
3. Internet Websites
Humor sites are all across the Internet. From the satire of the Onion to the ill-fated exchanges of Damn You Auto Correct to the geek humor of the stick figures in the online comic xkcd and beyond, there are websites that cater to every type of humor.
4. Funny Books
Humor books range from the low-brow to the high, from joke books and collections by humorists to subtle and sophisticated novels. As with all other forms of humor, reactions to humor writing are very individual. What’s side-splitting to one person won’t raise a chuckle from the next.
5. Family and Friends
Of course, nothing beats the love and good humor of family and friends. Spending time laughing with loved ones is the best way to find humor and forget pain. It’s important to surround oneself with people who bring positive, upbeat energy into one’s life and avoid those who don’t.
Sometimes attitudes are the only thing that can be changed in a situation. Laughter may not be a cure-all, but it can certainly make the hard times go down easier.
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