Times are hard, but you shouldn’t let that get you down. While laughing can sometimes make you feel a little bit silly, it is actually a great tool to improve your health. Next time something doesn’t go your way, take a step back and giggle! Help your loved ones laugh rather than cry as well. Here are some ways to turn stressful events into laughable situations:

  • Remember the good times. Sometimes bad memories tend to stick out more than the good ones. It is important to remember the good times and forget the bad. Help your loved ones remember funny stories and memories with their friends and family members, and share your funny stories.
  • Look for the silver lining. More often than not plans go astray. While you can always be prepared for the unexpected, you can’t always plan on how you or your client will emotionally handle bad situations. Take control of bad moments and look for the silver lining. Maybe your client spilled their drink and is upset. Bring up a time you dropped something and show them how it’s funny now to look back on it. Laugh together!
  • Take a moment. When something goes wrong (running late, forgot something at home) take a moment before you get upset. Think about if it REALLY matters. You will find that more often than not you will smile before you yell if you just give it time.
  • It’s always okay to laugh at yourself. It is not always easy, but sometimes laughing at yourself is the only thing you can do. We all break things, forget things, and make mistakes. Sometimes these uh-oh’s are reversible, sometimes not. Might as well get a good laugh out of it!

My wife is currently pregnant with our first child, it’s a boy!! She has been so sick with pregnancy (she’s at 26 weeks and still sick :( The other night she was so frustrated from nausea and being sick that all she could do is laugh. At first, it was a laugh because she didn’t know what else to do, but now we have been using laughter to make her feel better and to lighten the mood. Laughter has really helped out recently, you should give it a try!

And the weather is changing here in Atlanta, spring is finally here!! Get outside and enjoy before the HOT summer arrives!

 

-Matt Senior Helpers




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