Actually… laugh a lot!
As they say, “Laughter is the best medicine” and I couldn’t agree more. You can’t go wrong with a great sense of humor. Even when you feel like shit, find a way to make yourself laugh, even if you have to fake the funk for a while. As a good friend of mine once said, “If you can make yourself laugh, you don’t need anybody.” And as cliche’ as it is, “Fake it, ’til you make it!”
The one thing I had completely forgotten about during the last 2 years of my life was my own sense of humor. I was so serious all the time with just about everything that I forgot what sarcasm was. It’s like I didn’t know how to rebuttal sarcasm with sarcasm. I forgot how to crack jokes and even forgot how to recite quotes from my favorite comedies and be clever about it. I took everything so seriously and personally that my personality went from Jen’s fucking hilarious to Jen’s fucking boring and awkward. Super lame!
So guess what? I started watching all of my old favorite comedies, even if I didn’t “feel” like it. Movies like Super Bad, Stepbrothers, Grandma’s Boy. The more I watched them, the more I began to cure myself of being so comically deranged! I started to laugh more and be less serious.
I know there’s always a right time to be serious, but there’s always time, anytime, to have a sense of humor! So if you feel like shit, find a way to make yourself laugh until it becomes a habit. You won’t regret it, I promise! Cheers!