Do you know how to find humor in stressful situations? Using laughter as a coping mechanism. There are people who feel ashamed when they look at the mistakes they have made in the past, even when they were children and were not aware of their actions. Despite social mistakes, well-intentioned mistakes, and common and unavoidable mistakes, you must move forward in order to continue in life effectively and healthily .

There are those who when they are stressed in various situations may experience anxiety, especially social anxiety due to fear of what others will say or what they think of them. When people are able to laugh at the things that cause them embarrassment, they will put aside the stress that causes them anxiety … and they will have a good dose of humor. This will de-stress and make the experience much more beneficial for the person.

You need to be flexible and forgiving with yourself, but also with others. Facing things with a good humor will allow you to make mistakes, yes, but also to learn from them and laugh later, at the mistakes you had at the beginning.

Laughing de-stresses the soul and is a skill that everyone must learn to have a better quality of life. It can become a habit and make it automatic in your life. If you want to increase your ability to bring out humor in situations that require it, read on to learn today.

Look with perspective

To look at what is happening in perspective, you must take a step back and realize what that situation is like from the outside. You can look for the most comfortable aspects of stress to keep things in perspective and remember to see things from another angle.

Rate the stress you are feeling on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is not stressful at all and 10 is very stressful. This way you can remind yourself exactly what level of stress you are experiencing and it may not be as much as you perceived at first. This way they will establish a space between you and stress and try to make the situation easier from a good mood.

Look for things that make you laugh

If you want to put stress aside, it is ideal that you look for things that make you laugh. It can be comic strips, jokes, laugh videos, reading a comic book, watching a comedy on television … you decide! You can also read humorous books about other people’s lives to realize that situations that may be stressful for you, there are actually other, more fun ways to see and feel them. This will make you feel better and you will laugh at your own mistakes.

Talk humorously about your mistakes with your family and friends

Talking with friends and having social support also from your family when you are stressed is undoubtedly one of the most used and effective coping strategies. Of course, you will have to talk to a person who has. Good sense of humor and that is decisive. Doing it with someone who is pessimistic or negative could make you feel worse, and that is not the goal.

Call a friend or relative and laugh at what is happening instead of giving it too much importance (as long as they are stressful things that looking at them from perspective are not as important as it seems at first). Knowing that someone will laugh with you after your stressful moment is very rewarding.

Change focus

There are times when it can be difficult to find humor in some situations, but you can laugh at others that are somewhat more banal. Change the focus of things to laugh or smile. It is a way to change the importance you give to the stressful situation and so what at first seemed like a catastrophe can be a smaller and less intimidating challenge than it seemed at first … the power is in your mind! !

Give priority in your life to have a good sense of humor whenever you are facing stressful situations and you will see how everything becomes much easier and your mood will not be resentful at all. Learn to laugh and add some fun to your day. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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