Mental Health and Laughter….

I would have been committed several times already to a psych ward if it weren’t for my sense of humor! I encounter stupidity all day long and have to really resist the urge in just ” letting it go!” All of us have hopefully set up some coping skills to help us get past the ” craziness” of this planet! Good mental health involves courage, determination, and will power! It involves saying to yourself, ” I believe in myself and what I can do. I will survive! I will succeed!” It is also my strong opinion that you need to see the humor in the situation you’re in. That is why I just take a step back before I respond. I stop and think about something funny, smile, and then ATTACK nicely! It can be done! You can make a point just as strongly being nice about it! Try it out and let me know if it works for you!

Who’s mad, me?????

People that know me usually see me happy and with a smile on my face, but if there happens to be a day when I do not really feel like smiling…LOOK OUT! I usually do not feel up to par because I did not get a good nights sleep. Lately, I have gotten a lot of nights where, if I get 3 hours sleep, that’s great! I usually can’t sleep because I am thinking about stuff! Sometimes though, it is because I had coffee too late! Whatever…..I just want people to know, I am NOT mad! I do start getting mad when people keep asking me , “Why are you so mad today?” I just want to scream! So, I guess what I am trying to say is…do not jump to conclusions about people when they are not acting ” normal.” It is probably not as big a deal as you might be making it! If someone is mad, they will come to you for support….When They Are Ready To Do So! Don’t be pushy. Just let them understand you are ready to listen.