Overcoming Stress With Humor

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We all suffer from stress in one form or another , and our bodies are designed to react to stress with a ” fight or flight” a necessity when prehistoric animals that people see their faces dinner. Although we are not that kind of stress on the human body always reacts the same way to stress – the heart beats faster , the blood to the muscles , which makes clear thinking difficult and distally , objectivity redirected to the stomach , causing nausea.

Classified stress and anxiety as a mental disorder DSM -IV, affects a large proportion of the population , especially in today’s society , with all its burdens . People with stress in a variety of ways , or rather not deal with it , but they react to it : alcohol, smoking / drugs, hard drugs , excessive exercise, to work harder , insulation their families and their thinking becomes compulsive and negative. They consider themselves to care , and the ability to think positively and to be qualified to put the life decreases. The ability to laugh is almost non-existent . Stress kills .

Rumination is a well-documented depression factor , because if people only focus on their problems and difficulties in their lives , which reinforces negative thinking stress and depression.

How to break this cycle is to think positively . “It’s easier said than done ,” I hear a negative thinker , but that’s the humor comes into its own . Humor is forcing people to think positively , and to share with you a day in my life that stress would be crazy , but the humor came to my rescue .

” Some days are better than others. Today was a disaster from start to finish .

I woke up early because I go to work to help my colleagues , who had to leave early . I work in a center for mental health care for children and adolescents , and can be very stressful. I was ready to leave the house when he accidentally called the hospital to make sure she wanted to get me always too early. She had called in sick . ” Well, that’s a good thing ,” I thought sarcastically. “I could more than I have told me to sleep,” I whispered into the house. Then I was ashamed , when I have a message on my answering her. Oops !

So I have the extra time , so I had to my father, who is to write in a nursing home , but when the time for work turn came the computer , do not let a note of what I ‘ve written (that was boring compared to this ) . So I do not keep your mouth shut , because everything I wrote was lost, but I was really looking forward to my new computer , lost with only a flash.

I grabbed my old laptop and printer to take to work for my colleagues to install all died on my desktop and load the printer software, so I still use my old printer. I was late , nervous and could not remember how he get to work. I knew that I had forgotten to put the key in his pocket work, which I do religiously every day before leaving the house – and let me into the elevator and open the doors of the unit . When I parked the car , I opened my bag and put the key in his pocket and rushed to the hospital . When I was in the elevator, I could not find my key. He was not one of my four pockets. I panicked , because they are raised for the loss of this particular key , because if a child came to them , could go to escape . I hitched a ride in the elevator with someone who had a key , clock and then started madly Panic . I borrowed the key from a friend so I can see if they fell to the ground back to the car . Scary, this means that if a madman had collected, the access would have to the hospital , and here in the United States can Fools weapons. I saw in the parking lot and I found nothing . I had the feeling pigeons in my head for the brain and could not concentrate on anything . I wanted to introduce me to the total incompetence when, after looking through my two bags twice , found the key lazing on the bottom of my purse with my luggage hot chocolate and fat – liner was pants.

Spoken prayers , loud, and Grace tried to reassure me: “Well, all is well, even if the letter to my father may have been lost in cyberspace , but that’s OK , I’m going to write another . ” But open the elevator door and a colleague has a new child . His nostrils and the type of unit “, which I carry in my pants . ”

Normally, the head nurse ( I ) do not have to deal with it , but everyone had left the unit . Shortly before had fought with my conscience who want a bowl of chips and a little lime green jelly , but suddenly my appetite left me . My colleague went fast, so put on a pair of rubber gloves , thinking. “That’s why I studied for twenty years, and finally got my PhD at the bottom to clean shit ”

The boy had slammed into my pants and tried to do everything to prevent contamination of the rest of the body with its waste. Shorts under a layer ! If only it was a disposable diaper is the lot of abandoned but no, your ” package” was in his shiny new underwear, so I was to get rid of your mother likely to continue the hospital .

With my appetite completely disappeared , my disgust and reformulated the idea that the mud and began to clean up , but I was everywhere. All I could do was put in the shower, so I did what I actually considered unethical. I , a woman with her bare , (not ) a man, and he went the way to cleanse your body .

There was “mud ” and sniffed me all night , but no one could – I was psychosomatic. Each time he said that his stomach hurt sitting on the toilet and prayed for my colleagues to return to the device. Finally made ​​it and my appetite slowly progressed as the night.

Then I met a tyrant seven years old when he came ever wanted to see a doctor , on the ground he broke in the challenge and refused to speak or cooperate. They called me to meet him , so I tried first of humor. ” Oh , look, it is a little puppy ” , and scratched again . He turned away from me and it seemed like a chicken ready Sam Club furnace be – very disturbing. ” Oh, it looks like a chicken , but it is not met ,” I said , and the doctors laughed, and as a picture of him in an chef came to my head , I felt my day slipping deeper into the abyss . Ultimately , pink chicken -boy of the ground with the promise of a dessert , but first I had to talk with the doctor. His mother called and said she is scared of it . He went to bed with the pudding smiled at him.

The rest of the afternoon rolled quiet no more drama to my broken glasses . Not just broke ; she died in my face. Metal fatigue ! Almost half separated from the other . I hate wearing glasses, but it was the best partner I ever had and I loved her. They sat separately from my box tea bag on the message , ” this opportunity to keep your mouth shut Do not miss ” is engraved , and you spent the whole night blind. Okay, I’m nearsighted , so I was able to write my notes clear, but when children and staff walked to the hall to me, I had no idea who was coming and I wanted to shout : “Who’s there “most of the children it was a sweet old grandmother , the ” beautiful ” was , especially when I said,” I can not hear , I will not have my glasses , ” what is the truth – I Lip – read a lot I do not know why .

So the children went to bed , and improved my night suddenly . I have my key , I resisted chips and shit green jelly suffered without the poor child feels humiliated , and I faced the loss of my precious glasses and my blindness . ( The young people were very accommodating when I asked their names permanently blind, she said .. ” But Miss Celia , we talked about ” I apologized , hoping that my temporary blindness was not and if your low self-esteem . ” ‘ m person , she does not even remember me there for half an hour “).

I started to wait for the end of my shift and the prospect of blind fear of the ride home . A colleague suggested that I closed my glasses on my face and half driving with one eye. I tried it and it works, but then I thought : “The fact that the glasses broken in two , does not mean that I do not ask in half if I did not dare not move his head half afraid my . to leave vision , or worse , break my eyeball with the serrated edge of the bridge dangerous spectacles that are prone said dangerous for my right eye . took me all body fluids that could take today and filtered aqueous humor inside the eye was like a step to far from my vision. they need , so I can hear !

The return trip is preliminary and felt like wearing a neck brace , was the stiff neck . I looked to see out of the corner of my eye when it was clear to get to the next street , and I also got . I took the two arms of the glasses my ears and I ‘m looking for my backup pair. I could not tell if they were reading glasses cheap, because as I have been through it with bacon, which is kept near the kitchen ( I ‘m not good at cleaning) is covered, but after washing and shining, everything was clear.

So my day at midnight came to an end – thank God . I managed to save my father’s letter , but in comparison, would be bored to tears , and then I decided to buy an eBay keyboard.

Now , not even passed the necessary knowledge to accomplish this is to describe , when I tried to use an account that appears to have been accessed , but I forgot because I did not buy anything – I use to buy stamps to flyers in schools Send to attempt to stop the suicide children. You can not imagine what a mess I ‘ve tried a second hand electric keyboard to buy, so I do my homework , so that children learn to play the piano , chords and arpeggios to . I ruined everything for two hours, then still could not buy the keyboard. ( The next day , when I on the Internet, I realized that I bought two ! ) So I went to bed and thought disgust, “Well, I can put my marbles and c lose ‘ is all downhill , ” and I put my night glass of water and a glass of wine on my bedside table, and God knows how it happened, but the glass of water was by one of my hands and waterfall everywhere, everywhere in my machine Banking ( which is bad) my precious Twilight book , the whole magazine that featured my work in my book of Sudoku, my psychologist British newspaper , my shoes (performed slippers ), carpet , I woke up , roll of toilet paper (for my rhinitis ), my earplugs and my Christmas card purple my beloved husband , and when I took a towel and j ‘ I tried to delete the cascade ( as a liter of water can go so far ? ) di defeated me.

Today, a disaster from the beginning until the end , but when I dressed and cleaned the towel , I smiled and began to laugh until I cried, laughing . He had found the key to stress. Laugh ! I was fired for my lost keys , throw them in the shit and humiliate the boy , darling , do not complain , complain or cry : ” Why does this always happen to me” or blame the internet for my computer faults, but the joy of all joys concentrated , I poured water and no wine ! ”

Thus, despite the physical symptoms of stress – sweaty palms , panic , difficulty thinking clearly , fast heartbeat , nausea, and lack of hope that a sense of humor , my frame of reference and negative thoughts about positive . I survived the day , and I realized that it would be so much worse .

Surviving life’s stress is all about thinking positively. We have a choice as to whether we focus on the negative, which adds to and generates more negative thoughts, or we can search for a sense of humor, which will automatically change negative thoughts into positive ones and beat the human being’s prehistoric response to stress.

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