Taking yourself too seriously is a problem for those suffering anxiety.
Eric Byrne the Canadian psychologist who created Transactional Analysis as an explanation of human behaviour said that we are all made up of three parts, Parent Adult and Child.
Most people believe that our age dictates when we should be parent, child or adult when in fact we are all of these things for the duration of our life.
Regardless of age, there is always a time to be playful like a child, sensible like an adult and responsible like a parent, appropriate to one’s situation. Having fun and being playful and happy is so good for us mentally as it stimulates our brain, releases Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins and therefore is super good for anxiety release. When we are too serious we become pent up and frustrated which increases anxiety.
Find ways to be playful and humorous and not only will you make others laugh but you will gain great joy from doing this. You can do this on your own in so many ways. Something as simple as pulling a funny face in the mirror, talking in a silly voice and saying whatever comes into your mind can ease or even make yours or someone else’s day.
There are unlimited ways of making humour and the more you practice the easier it gets. It’s a skill that can be learned.
Laughter is contagious and life is short so take yourself less seriously and practice having fun and you will be amazed at just how much more relaxed and happier both you and the people around you will feel.
We are all just vibration and others feel it.