The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 7

Wednesday, 19th December, 2012

Day #7: Don’t forget your sense of humour!

'Eat Ham' TurkeyWhat makes you laugh?

  • your pets?
  • your children?
  • a comedy programme?
  • a funny cartoon, picture or video?
  • a colleague?

The average adult laughs 15 times a day.

The average 4 yr old laughs 400 times! 

Are you getting your daily quota?

I’ve got some favourites that I can rely on to make me smile or laugh out loud. I’m sure you have yours too.

I’m a fan of Bob Newhart: “Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”

Perhaps this is a good mantra for those more stressful times??

You may be familiar with Bob Newhart’s Driving Instructor sketch. (Starts about 1 min 40 seconds in.)

I remember laughing out loud when I first saw Peter Kay’s Biscuit Dunking sketch (starts 1 minute in)

What tickles your funny bone? Feel free to share links / jokes below.


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