How to Bring More Laughter into Your Life

How to Bring More Laughter into Your Life

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By Sarah Newman, MA

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“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward — and since I can start thinking and striving again that much sooner.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

The next time you have a really stressful day, it’s your job to find one thing about your day and reframe it so you can laugh at it. Can you do that? I couldn’t imagine doing it either. Finding humor in everyday situations takes practice, and when you spend a lot of time dwelling on stress everything seems serious and urgent.

We all know stress has long term health consequences, like heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, and yet we let it consume our lives. We even say stress is helpful and keeps us at the top…

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