I’m tired of talking about sad and political things that just piss me off. So, I’m not going to say a word about any of it. And if you are interested in reading more about my take on the bullshit happening at the moment, you can read my post, “I’ve Never Been Afraid To Be In This Country Before, But I Am Now.” Because really, I just want to laugh and cheer myself up. It’s good to sink into the darkness, it really is. It’s needed right now, in order to feel all of your feelings. However, you gotta keep it moving, and you gotta laugh in order to stay afloat. This isn’t toxic optimism I don’t think. Instead, this is about survival and resilience. So, without further ado, I’m presenting to you the 5 things that are making me laugh instead of cry right now.
PERSONALITY TYPE IMITATIONS
I recently discovered a YouTube channel created by Frank James. He is an expert on the 16 personality types, determined by the Myers-Briggs personality test. And he is so adorable, so hysterical, so sharp, and so good at imitating each and every one of these types.
When I first discovered this test, and started paying attention to the characteristics of my type, in comparison to other people’s types, I was sold. And learning more about my type, especially through this channel, has actually been bringing about a greater amount of self-love. Because he imitates each type with such reverence, endearing humor, and unconditional acceptance. And understanding more about my fundamental makeup, just helps me to accept it more. I can feel like, “Oh, there’s nothing wrong with me, this is just how I am.”
In case you’re wondering, I’m an ENFJ (extrovert, intuitive, feeling, judging).
“These warm, forthright types love helping others, and they tend to have strong ideas and values. They back their perspective with the creative energy to achieve their goals.”–16 Personalities
Interesting to note that my ex was an ISTP (the second one in this video) and Frank James’ imitation of this one is supremely accurate! And very much in conflict with my personality overall, although I think that’s why there was such a strong opposites attract vibe with us. Still, maybe the breakup was for the best, just sayin…
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
Something that always, always makes me laugh instead of cry, is Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. No matter how I’m feeling, I know I can always just watch a 20-minute episode of this and come back to life again. Comedians are such powerful lightworkers. And I really don’t know where my life would be without them.
In case you’ve never heard of this, stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld drives around and gets coffee with other comedian friends. I’m a huge stand-up comedian junkie, and watching two fundamentally funny people hang out is just fun! I love it and highly recommend you check out an episode.
One of my favorite episodes featuring comedian Jim Gaffigan.
I MAKE MYSELF LAUGH
Honestly, I’ve been making myself laugh a bit today. The people in my life who know me really well often find me funny. I can be a bit loud, a bit animated, and a bit of a ham. And overall, I’m just a goof. This was one of the things that my ex loved about me most. His term of endearment for me was actually “goof.” Anyway, I posted an Instagram reel of myself today and I just keep laughing at it. Is that conceited or amazing? Or both?
THAT’S ALL FOR NOW
Okay, I know this was the shortest listicle ever created. But honestly, I’m very low on energy, so I’m proud of myself for even putting this together. And can’t really do much more at the moment. But I think my three points pack a punch and I hope you check them all out!
And more importantly, please tell me what your go-to is when you want to laugh instead of cry. I would love to hear from you, as always! xo
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