Monday, November 8, 2010

Just laugh your stress away.

I have always been considered to have a good "sense of humor" by everyone that knows me relatively well. I always took that as complimenting, and I always took that as something I saw in myself as well. I'm the type of person that's just always laughing at every single situation (when appropriate of course). I am RARELY ever upset, miserable, depressed, unhappy... I just find ways to make light of bad situations and find ways to just laugh things off. I'm that person that's always joking around, laughing, just overall happy, and if I were to ask any of my friends what they like most about me, I think thats probably what they'd say. In turn, I find that there's never a day that goes by that I don't have fun, or that I really regret. I don't consider my life to be that stressful or hard, even when they may be, because my outlook on it is that everything is going to work itself out if you just look at everything in a positive light.

The book describes the Situational Humor Response Questionnaire as a set of questions that are scaled from 1-5. An example question would be "You are eating in a restaurant with some friends and the waiter accidently spills a drink on you". It's those little things that many people may find themselves so angry over, but really, it's just a drink, and spilling it on someone is definitely humorous. Laugh it off. It will make life a little less stressful, and you a little less tense. There are so many situations I come across day to day that I know many people would turn into frustration, but it's not worth it. Why not just be happy. Life is meant to be spent that way, at least I think so.

I have made so many friends by just keeping a positive, humorous aura around me at all times. People like being surrounded by others who are always smiling and willing to brighten the mood. So whenever anything just seems like it's not going as planned, or you're stressed, or you're fighting with someone you care about, or you lost someone you love, look at life through a more humorous positive perspective. It will lessen the negativity that's present, and life will just seem so much more exciting and worthwhile.


  1. First I would like to say that the video is hilarious! That old man's laugh is crazy! lol Second I agree with what your saying in the last paragraph. People do like to be surrounded by happy positive people. I've experience certain situations where a friend was in a terrible mood and my other friend just left because she was in a great mood and didn't want to be brought down by my other friend. I also agree with that fact that stressing out and being negative doesn't do anyone any good. The best thing you can do is try to always stay positive.

  2. I always thought my laugh was annoying before watching this. Now I know other people laugh weirder than me! (Also, the baby's laugh sounds a little evil!)

  3. This video was too funny. Seeing someone else laugh, always makes me laugh harder. There really isn't anything more simple than a laugh to get you through the day. I agree with you though, people don't want to surround themselves with others who are always down. Being around happy and lighthearted people is also beneficial because they bring your spirit up as well.

  4. Hahaha. I know, see, just seeing other people laugh can make people laugh, or make people happy. It's a chain reaction. I love that video.
    But yeah, staying positive will subconsciously have it's effect on others. Life should be lived with a smile on your face. It makes all the difference in the world.