Sometimes it is good to have a laugh at your own expense. We all find ourselves in sticky situations; we have all tripped up the stairs, or spilled food on our clothes, but instead of getting frustrated or flustered, laugh it off. By laughing, you show that you recognize the humor in life and that you have confidence in yourself.
Make Life Easier
Having a good sense of humor can make life’s mistakes and difficulties easier to deal with. Laughing keeps you in a good mood instead of letting the situation turn a day sour. When you laugh, people laugh with you. It is easier to respect and love those who recognize their own faults and handle their mishaps with grace.
Health Benefits of Laughing
Laughing also has a number of good health benefits; it diffuses stress, strengthens the immune system, lowers heart rate and blood pressure, it boosts self-esteem, and increases your confidence. Laughing promotes spontaneity, it allows you to see different perspectives and look beyond the surface of the situation to see the big picture, instead of focusing on negative aspects of your life.
Teach Your Kids
And when you laugh at yourself when you make a mistake, you help your children learn to laugh at themselves too. They will see your example and learn that it is better to laugh than to get upset.
Helping your kids learn to laugh at themselves at a young age will help them become smarter, healthier, and better able to handle life’s unexpected challenges. It will help them develop better social skills too.
So next time you button your shirt up the wrong way, just laugh. None of us is perfect, so you don’t have to pretend to be.