They say laughter is the best medicine, but for me laughter is fuel for the soul. It can reach deep down and help me deal with whatever is bothering me.
I know you probably thought I was going to say I reach for food. Yeah, well, I used to. Doing that too many times is what got me to 228 pounds. That’s not to say that the temptation isn’t still there, it is. After losing the weight, I try to look to other outlets for dealing with my anxiety, sadness, anger, despair or whatever it is that is weighing me down. I find laughter is much lower in calories.
So, what makes me laugh? It can be anything from movies to funny TV shows to silly things like cat videos on the internet. Memes are another one of my favorites. I tend to have a wry and somewhat self-deprecating sense of humor. There is an abundance of memes online that tickle my funny bone. Every time I find a funny one I save it. I’ve collected quite a few of them on Facebook and Pinterest. You need a source for funny especially when you’re feeling down.
To motivate myself, I like to create motivational printable wall art. Not only do I get to be creative, but it also keeps my hands busy so I don’t snack mindlessly! I also have something beautiful to hang in my house to keep those motivational juices flowing!
I’ve created one for laughter that says, “Laughter is fuel for the soul”. It reminds me to lighten up and fuel myself with something (laughter) that will lighten my soul (and not add to the number on the scale). I believe self-care and caring for your soul is critical for getting and staying on track with whatever you are trying to accomplish. What better way than laughter to lift you up and allow you to soar!
You can see two different versions of the laughter artwork below in both pink and blue:
I like to print them out, frame them, and hang them somewhere I’ll always see them when I need a boost. Right next to the refrigerator can be extra helpful sometimes! ;-). I print them out on cardstock (this is the cardstock I buy – it’s inexpensive but great quality) and make them part of my decor.
I started this blog to help others along on their weight loss journeys by sharing the tools and tips that have worked for me. It is my hope that you will find these pieces motivational or at least something pretty to look at!