3 thoughts on “Using Humor to Deal with Your Anxiety

  • July 11, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Who wrote this article? In my opinion, you trivialize anxiety by suggesting a person draw a comical picture to personify their anxiety and all the other suggestions.
    These suggestions are ludicrous.
    Really? Seriously? I can’t imagine the author has experienced anxiety to any degree of severity. You certainly don’t understand it. Don’t write about what you obviously don’t know. IMO.

  • March 28, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Humor is not an avoidance of stress/anxiety. Does it solve true overwhelming stress/life crises? Of course not. Yet, It is a healthy manner of coping. I laugh everyday. At myself. At life. And I feel better. I can’t remember exactly how, but humor strengthens the immune system. Learning to laugh through pain does not make it disappear, but it does help soften the blow. It also leaves us with more emotional energy to deal with the inevitable stress of LIVING.

  • March 28, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Because we have suffered from anxiety, we can make fun of ourselves. It is a very healthy thing to do which can cost no money. My sister and I used to talk with one of my husband’s very famous patients who was an Academy Award winning screen writer. This patient had a collection of funny scenes she kept in a box waiting to be used. Together we would talk about the funny things we had done because of our anxiety and she would write up a sketch using the stories we told. You know we are very creative!!! We would laugh ourselves silly over the things we would do because of our anxiety. Humor and laughter helps your body make incredibly wonderful chemicals (we have a pharmacy in our body and we can help our body release the good ones).
    Polly @Break Free From Anxiety


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