When it comes to stress we sometimes confuse perfection with excellence. There comes a point at which we need to realize perfection is not achievable. Yet, excellence is a worthy goal. Excellence gives you high standards and worthy goals but it does not push you over that emotional edge when negative stress makes you come unhinged.
Likewise a sense of humor can help to de-stress your life. What do you find funny? Explore the kind of humor that really tickles your funny bone. Laughter and humor is one of the most relaxing behaviors we have. Mark Twain once said, “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”
Ok, here is your joke for the day,
…A grizzled old man was eating in a truck stop when three very large, leathered bikers walked in. The first walked up to the old man, pushed his cigarette into the old man’s pie and then took a seat at the counter. The second walked up to the old man, spat into the old man’s milk and then he too took a seat at the counter. The third walked up to the old man, turned over the old man’s plate, and then he took a seat at the counter.
Without a word of protest, the old man quietly left the diner. Shortly thereafter, one of the bikers said to the waitress, “Humph, not much of a man, was he?”
The waitress replied, “Not much of a truck driver either, he just backed his big-rig over three motorcycles.
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The Bible affirms this notion too in Proverbs 17:22, “A joyful heart is good medicine,”