Can anyone else relate? I sometimes laugh at THE MOST inappropriate times. Not to be disrespectful, or to make light of anything… it’s just a defense mechanism I have. It’s a laugh-or-cry thing. I’m not a huge fan of it (and it has gotten me some dirty looks, too!), but on the flip side, being able to find humor in all situations is actually a blessing in disguise, to a sense.
Allow yourself to experience humor even in the darkest or most challenging situations. Remind yourself that this situation will probably make for a good story later and try to crack a joke about it. Find the humor, be able to laugh it off and recognize that this too shall pass!
Say you’re laid off — imagine the most absurd way you could spend your last day at the office, or the most ridiculous job you could pursue next—like Penguinologist or Director of Sandbags.
Do you laugh at the “wrong” times too?