Can you think of the last time you had a good laugh? We have all been stuck inside for quite some time, and it can be challenging to get through the day, especially if you are an older adult or caregiver. Humor is a simple tool we can use to help us get through this pandemic period.
The world looks pretty heavy right now, but if we can make time to laugh and find some joy each day, life may seem a bit easier.
Here’s a challenge: Think of something that makes you laugh! Call your friend who always has a good joke or watch your favorite YouTube video. Cat videos anyone? Make this a habit so that you can find some joy each day.
Check out the video below for some cheesy jokes that will make you smile and more tips on using humor to cope with the pandemic.
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxyjjRcm0dk
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