The 21-Day Self-Care Challenge: Day 10

LIVING Self-Care

Another day of the 21-day self-care challenge under your belt!

“Laughter is the best medicine” is an old adage, but not worn out or trite. Deep inside you know the bottom line: laughing makes you feel better. It cheers you up. It helps you let go. It brings you into focus in the moment.

Spend fifteen minutes indulging in activities that are guaranteed to make you laugh. Read a hilarious book. Watch a comedy show. Listen to comedians on iTunes. Assign your partner to bring home humorous stories. Read a funny blogger. Search out jokes or funny pictures online. My favorite is icanhascheezburger.com—which branches into dozens of options.

Here’s today’s mantra: “I deserve a good laugh today—just for me.”

Copyright © 2010 by Ann Dunnewold and Diane Sanford, authors of Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom's Postpartum Survival Guide.

P.S. To get you started, here are a few things that make me (Katherine) laugh:

The Onion

Some E-Cards

Jim Gaffigan's bit on Hot Pockets

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Insults Star Wars Fans (note: this one is very salty)

About Katherine Stone

is the creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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