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Been reading a book to prevent caretaker burnout

Monday, February 24, 2020

One of the main factors is laughter - a good laugh! Helps with digestion, raises pulse, improves concentration, strengthens muscles, lowers blood pressure, activates the creative center of the brain, Stimulation of the heart and endocrine system. Each minute of a hardy laugh is the same as if on a rowing machine. Anyone know of any funny movies to watch? A funny book to Read?
Second is positive self talk. I’m in the writing diet team and begin our day writing 3 pages every morning then journal throughout the day. I’ve started a book of positive quotes, happy pictures and print blog remarks from you my friends to keep in my happy journal.
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  • RASPBERRY56
    Thank you for sharing! I'm gonna be on the hunt for assistance in that area myself :(
    242 days ago
  • DOVESEYES
    I love how you are growing so much and beginning to soar like an eagle over the storms :)
    244 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I don't know off-hand of some funny stuff; if I think of something, I'll let you know. I DID laugh throughout the British version of "The Office" with Ricky Gervais.
    244 days ago
  • TRIMNUP
    Laughter IS good for our health.
    People find different things funny. ie: A dry humor is not everyone's fancy.

    In movies, I found Pure Luck (1991) with Martin Short in it And, Tootsie (1982) with Dustin Hoffman quite funny. I had bronchitis when I watched Tootsie for the first time and thought I would die laughing, it hurt to laugh and I couldn't NOT laugh! And Disney's Enchanted (2007) made me laugh, I don't think I have ever smiled through a movie like I did that one.

    Funny short stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul Books are at least, heartwarming or uplifting.

    Erma Bombeck was full of wonderful laughter and things like “When God Created Mothers" (simply google her name and add quotes to read it).
    And don't discount emoticon emoticon emoticon “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”author -Virginia Satir
    Hope that gives you something useful. emoticon
    244 days ago
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