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Benefits of self-directed laughter

Benefits of self-directed laughter

Self-directed laughter helps maintain positive mental health during stressful times, diffuses a tense situation, and brings the focus back to what's more important.

Psychologists call laughing at oneself, “self-directed laughter” - having insight while still having a sense of self-acceptance. Laughing at yourself is good for your wellbeing if you can:

  • look at your weaknesses & mistakes with compassion.
  • laugh without putting yourself down. 
  • see the funny side of embarassing situations.

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Laughing at yourself to manage stress better

Laughing at yourself to manage stress better

Finding humor in our goof-ups and weirdness helps us take life less seriously & reduces stress. It promotes positive interpersonal interactions and relationships.

According to Harvard Gazette, 2008, J. K. Rowling was at Harvard University on June 5 that year. She began her ...

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Laughing at yourself to connect better with people

Laughing at yourself to connect better with people

Disclosing funny things or weaknesses about oneself can reduce tension and anxiety for you and the other person.

It makes others feel comfortable because you are self-accepting. It breaks down barriers and makes people realize each other’s similarities, makes us r...

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