Things can get pretty serious when we’re caught up in the daily struggles and drama of life. There’s a lot of things that are NOT funny. But then if you look just over to the side, there’s a little bit of absurdity, quirkiness, playfulness and self reflection that is rife with comedy.
I think I’ve always had a knack for finding the funny in things. I’m pretty sure I inherited it from my grandma. But it can be learned too! I’ve helped lots of serious people throughout my life tap into their silly side. All you have to do is start looking for it and it will slowly start to take up more space in your life play.
This practice of looking for comic relief is ESPECIALLY important for empaths and compassionate people. There’s a lot of frustration, sadness, injustice and enraging atrocities out there and we can’t stay in that, or it will eat us alive. I think of humor and laughter as my air supply tank that brings me up to the surface from the deep, emotional waters of life.
Also, being able to laugh at yourself and not take things so seriously makes relationships sooo much easier. In the middle of an argument, the delicate art of lightening up and adding some well placed humor can save your friendships and love life too! The most important thing is to be able to find the humor about yourself and your situation, other people might not be ready for you to find the humor in them.