Self-depreciating

But make it humorous.

How many times have you gone into a situation and rejected yourself or put yourself down before others had the chance?

And of course you don’t just say it out right, you make a joke because everyone likes to laugh. If it’s at your expense, maybe they’ll keep you around.

It’s interesting to identify the why behind your actions or the actions of others. It gives you a greater understanding and the opportunity to practice compassion.

So, maybe you could stop making those self deprecating jokes and try a vulnerable conversation with a friend (or someone else you’re comfortable talking to) instead.

That is so funny (but it wasn’t five years ago)

The art of learning to laugh, at yourself.

Imagine you’re at a comedy show and the comedian is making a joke about someone in the crowd, you’d probably laugh along with everyone else (granted it was funny).

But what if the joke was on you, would you squirm or would you laugh.

So often many of us are unable to find the humour in our lives. It was something I used to struggle with but I’ve found that life is a lot smoother when you’re not so serious.

Even the other day I found myself laughing at something in my life that I’d have been really serious and furrow browed about 5 years ago.

And I could choose to remain furrow browed but it’s not as fun. I don’t think life should be taken so seriously to the point where you’re wound up like a super tight spirally thing.

I’ve tried it and it was terrible. That’s why I had to find another way.

If your skeptical, try it once and see how it feels.

Plus laughing releases endorphins, the brain chemical that makes you feel good.