Monday, September 23, 2013

How to Cope with Change: Learn to Laugh

Change requires a great sense of humour. If you can't laugh at yourself & at all the crazy stuff that happens along the way, you are going to have a hard time.

When you're in the middle of change, it's easy to make mistakes. Suddenly everything is new & different. When I moved to England, I couldn't even go grocery shopping or to the bank without screwing something up. Being able to laugh off all those little mistakes was a good skill to have.

Laughter helps you cope & keep perspective. Plus it's fun. I love being around people who have faced the difficulties of life & have decided to laugh anyway.

So let go a bit & laugh at yourself. Lighten up. And find a few things that make you laugh.

Things that make me laugh...

Thank You Notes by Jimmy Fallon. I laugh uncontrollably when I read it.

For some reason, Friends is the one show that always makes me laugh, no matter what is happening or how I'm feeling.

Books that are light & funny, like Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, Ellen's book, or anything by P.G. Wodehouse.

Everyone's sense of humour is different, so find the things that make you laugh. And have fun.

Because you can't control everything that's changing, but you can learn to laugh.

Picture of the Rat Pack laughing & messing about via: The Telegraph

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