When you start to get stressed, find a way to laugh. You can watch something on tv you know will make laugh, read a book or comic strip you enjoy or tune into a comedy station on Pandora. It gives you a break from thinking about whatever is triggering the stress and you might even be able to find humor in the situation when you come back to it!
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Laughing is one of the best ways to relieve stress, change a mood, or an attitude. It jolts your thoughts into a positive thinking cycle. Simply watching or listening to someone laugh can trigger feel good endorphins to be released in the brain which helps reduce mental & physiological symptoms of stress. It's also contagious. (from Simply Positive) Check out this video to get yourself started - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6UU6m3cqk
When feeling overwhelmed by stress, I go bowling and laugh at how bad I am at it. Bowling allows me to release pent-up aggression. If there is no lane available at the bowling alley, it's time to shake out my duster outside. Negative energy, be gone!
Stress can derail our very best efforts. I have found when stress gets me down, I call one of my friends who always make me laugh. It just "tickles" the stress away with a few good belly laughs. No friend available? Utube is always available!! Search until you find something not that just makes you chuckle, but gets you seriously laughing right out loud! Laughter is one of the best cures for stress I know. 246 Truly, we need to Laugh Out Loud!
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