Laughing at yourself is good for your mental and emotional health. Taking yourself too seriously always tends to lead to feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and self-doubt, which are kinda crappy feelings to have, if you ask me. Laughing at myself has helped me to cope with stress, build resilience, and even boost my self-esteem.
When we take ourselves too seriously, we become overly invested in our self-image, and any perceived failure can feel like a personal attack. This can lead to a fear of trying new things or taking risks, as the fear of failure can be too overwhelming. On the other hand, laughing at oneself can help reduce the intensity of negative emotions associated with failure, and help us see our mistakes as opportunities for growth and learning.
Fear of failure is often worse than actually failing.
In addition to promoting personal growth, laughing at yourself can also help build stronger relationships. It can create a sense of humility and approachability that can be endearing to others. When we can laugh at ourselves, we also show others that it is okay to make mistakes, and this can help foster a more accepting and supportive community.
Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself. You don’t have to act like the world is going to come to an end all the time.
Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.