Today's prompt is 'How does humor help you cope?'
In my opinion humour is the best coping tool you could possibly have. If you can laugh at a situation that is the best possible perspective you can view it in. Also, taking notice of the entertaining things in life can be really quite fun.
I’ve found that for a year or two now I automatically interpreted things and situations (provided they aren’t something serious) in the most humorous way possible. Sometimes I actually crave comedies. Laughter releases endorphins which are natural pain killers, and helps relax the body. I can feel that this is true, because some days I’d laugh for whatever reason and realise for the first time that I’m extremely tense and actually in a lot of pain. Then usually what would happen is that I’d want to keep laughing for quite a while, longer than appropriate if I’m with people, so I guess my body really knows what’s good for it! Laughter may not be the absolute best medicine but it’s pretty damn close.
Some websites/pages that I find funny:
- Damn You Auto Correct (though I should warn that it does have swearing on it)
- Post about subtitles on Harry Potter video (need to be familiar with movie to understand it)
I think I'll gradually add to the list when I find websites worthy enough to be added.