Don’t Be Too Serious (or Busy) to Laugh!

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You know the old saying “laughter is the best medicine”? I saw a meme today that reminded me of how important it is not just to laugh but to have people in your lives who help you laugh when it’s the hardest. When I was at the toughest point struggling with depression, I had no desire to laugh. I had a hard time finding reasons to laugh or being in the mood to do so. During my journey of depression recovery, I discovered the power of laughter. I go into it more in depth in my book but I experienced for myself how laughter has such an incredible impact on us. These days, I laugh often and on the odd day I’m too serious, my kids and husband ensure I don’t get through the day without laughing. Today I just wanted to encourage you to find ways to laugh especially when it’s hard or you don’t feel like it. In the comments, let us know what is a sure way to get a laugh out of you or who you can always count on for a good laugh!

Remember not to take yourself too seriously and that nothing is permanent; this too shall pass.

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45 Replies to “Don’t Be Too Serious (or Busy) to Laugh!”

  1. I totally agree with you Niki! I have been battling down periods since the first of May. This past five days I completed a vacation trip with the family as well as my wife’s oldest brother and family and we laughed and laughed the whole way. I feel so refreshed, energized, focused and inspired now.

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      1. Yes! I think Europeans have the the right idea. In most European countries employees have 30 paid days off. In France they even have a law that protects employees from having to take the office home by not requiring them to answer work communications after hours. Personally, I can’t keep up with the corporate American lifestyle. I love working for myself and prefer to integrate work into my life. I’m not where I want to be but I’m taking steps in that direction!

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  2. Thanks for a great post and a great reminder. I love your blog so much 😘 Laughter is so important, espesilly when its hard 🙂 Can I ask you when you where depressed, what maked you shift and start to laugh? ❤️

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post and reminder ❤ As I saw myself improving, I wasn't so focused on my pain or drama and there was a key moment that I unexpectedly had a good laugh and was surprised by how my entire day was different because of it. It was one of those "right time" kind of things. I needed it and it made a huge difference. From then on, I made it a point to find ways to bring more laughter into my life, make up for lost time 😉

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      1. Thank you so much, this is a great answer. I have also been strugeling with depression and anxiety so its nice to see others who share this and what have helped. You are a great inspiration ❤ So true about what you say about lost time and that life is to short. Make the best out of it. I found that yoga and meditation helped alot and aslo beeing thankful everyday. Love your blog and your energy ❤ 😉

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      2. I’m sorry to hear that’s a struggle you are dealing with. Yoga and meditation are great ways to help, I didn’t start that until the second half of my recovery. Gratitude is something I incorporated into the first half of my recovery and that had an incredible impact. Thank you so much, I’m humbled to be able to encourage you in any way. ❤ ❤

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      3. Yes I have struggeled with this before. After my recovery I have found that I have learned so much about myself and I can use it to something good. Like helping others 💕 Thanks so much for sharing, great to have more people like you who talk openly about it 🙂

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  3. I totally agree! I feel like as you get older, you start to search more for the laughter. When you are younger it seems that you enjoy much more and find many more things enjoyable as an adult, but a good laugh no matter how old you are is important.

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