Great Medicine For Stress

Today I share my secret weapon against stress.

It’s busy in the Clarke household.

We have got some work going on and I’m having to deal with electricians and plasterers.

I haven’t got a clue about this stuff, and as with lots of things in life, it’s far more complicated than it initially looks. (I nearly had my light switch in the wrong place – serious stuff I tell ya)

So with that said, I’m a bit stressed and I ain’t got as much time as normal, so I’m not gonna try and teach you any of life’s little lessons.

I just wanted to share one of my little strategies which I use in these situations – I try to LAUGH.

Laughter is very good for your health, and I recommend getting a laugh any way you can especially if you are stressed.

-Makes you feel more positive and optimistic
-Makes you friendlier
-Makes you more attractive and radiant
-Makes you more resourceful
-Reduces stress hormones by more than half
-Increases happy hormones (serotonin)
-Reduces inflammation and pain

The list goes on…

Personally what works for me is:

1. Watching videos like this

Shit Women Say To Their Personal Trainers
(from 1 min 40 onwards cracks me up)

2. Going to comedy nights, google comedy night “your town”, there will be a few.

3. Tell jokes yourself, like the ones I tell my 5 year old. (they work on some adults too) Kids under 6 laugh up to 200-300 times a dayand 40 year olds only 4 times a day.

What’s brown and sticky? …..a stick ;-0

Why is the sand at the beach always wet? ….because the see-weed 😉

4. Or reading and re-tell stories like this

Wrong email address

A couple were going on holiday but his wife was on a business trip so he went to the destination first and his wife would meet him the next day.

When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email. Unfortunately, when typing her email address, he mistyped a letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife whose husband had passed away only the day before.

When the grieving widow checked her email she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.

At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:

Dearest Wife,

Just got checked in.

Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

P.S. Sure is hot down here.

That’s it for today.

Rich “don’t lose your sense of humour” Clarke

PS – nowt down here today, but thanks for checkin.

2 thoughts on “Great Medicine For Stress”

  1. Hi Richard
    I loved this post and wondered if you would be willing to offer this as a talk to our older people community? I am planning a week of events from 29th September to 5th October in celebration of Older Person’s Day 1.10.14 and have some things going on, films, exercise class, arts and crafts class, show with singing etc, maybe having Dylan’s mobile writing shed visiting…. . Wondered if you’d consider coming to Carmarthen (Yr Aelwyd Sheltered Scheme) and inject your humour and motivate us?
    If you could manage something, daytime preferred, please let me know the costs involved.
    All the best

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