Increase your self-esteem by using humor to manage tough situations (1 minute read)
This post “Increase your self-esteem by using humor to manage tough situations” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by managing your thoughts and feelings.
Increase your self-esteem by using humor to manage tough situations:
Humor is a mature defense mechanism pointing out the funny or ironic aspects of a situation. Another common example is the ability not to take oneself too seriously.
Freud wrote “…humor is a means of obtaining pleasure in spite of the distressing affects that interfere with it; it acts as a substitute…”
Using humor to overcome a stressful, anxiety-provoking situation can be an adaptive defense mechanism. That is helping us to take in, accept and adapt to a challenging situation.
Humor helps us to cope with tense or stressful situations.
Looking for an amusing dimension in a situation in which we lack control can help us to endure it. Humor can also be altruistic when helping others to better cope as well.
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