Like a pair of underwear creeping up your backside or pants becoming increasingly tighter as the day wears on, adjustments required by COVID-19 and the associated pandemic are mostly manageable, but still uncomfortable. You try distracting yourself by focusing on work, being grateful for what you have, emphasizing the positive in your life, and constructing a new routine . . . but it is still a struggle. As the pandemic wears on, with its associated social and behavioral changes, it can all feel like very serious business. This is why it is more important than ever to include laughter in your family’s health and wellness routine.
Not sure you believe it?
Here’s what scientists from Mayo Clinic tell us about the benefits of laughter.
There’s Nothing Funny to Laugh About
Alright, you say, bring on the laughter. The problem is there isn’t much funny about this situation. Have you listened to the 24/7 news-cycle? Could there be anything more dreary and dismal than the daily death count and growing rate of infection? When times are tough, how do you find a way to laugh more instead of less? Here are some ideas that might help:
Upping Your Laughter Potential
At Good Dads, we care about you and your family. That’s why we focus on helping you be the best dad you can be, regularly and successfully engaged with your child or children.
Learn more about why this pandemic is so hard on families and get great ideas on how you can make the most of it by signing up for our FREE course, Don't Waste the Weird: Why Laughter is the Best Medicine.
Dr. Jennifer Baker, Founder & Executive Director of Good Dads, is a clinical psychologist and family therapist with nearly 30 years of practice helping individuals, couples and families. She is the wife of one, mother of two and grandmother of eight. She may be reached for question or comment at email@example.com.