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Contemplating Insanity? Tip 5. Laugh

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Page from Tips for Those Contemplating Insanity

The following is an excerpt from my e-book Tips for Those Contemplating Insanity – 15 Tips for Bringing Yourself Back from the Brink. Download your own free copy now.

Laughter really is the best medicine. It eases tension, increases our intake of oxygen and releases feel-good chemicals in the brain.

When you’re contemplating insanity, you’re least likely to feel like laughing, so you need to actively search for funny situations.

Watch a Funny Movie

  • If you like sci-fi, try Galaxy Quest or Men in Black.
  • More of a historical romance buff? Watch The Princess Bride or Kate and Leopold.
  • Got to please the kiddies? Pixar movies are just as entertaining for adults.

Read Funny Quotes or Books

Our suggestions are:

But that’s just the beginning. There are plenty more where they came from!

A Note from Creativity: Don’t Stop There!

Why not keep a record of all your family’s classic moments in a journal or scrapbook so you can look back over them together and laugh?

If you enjoyed this excerpt, click here for your own free copy of the whole PDF.

P.S. My next post will be about the first chapter of The Myths of Innovation. Read the chapter for yourself and then share in the discussion!

P.P.S. Have a look at these earlier posts: Declare Your Novel, NaNo WriMo Highlights 1, NaNo WriMo Highlights 2 and NaNo WriMo Highlights 4. There’s recently been some great writing added in the comments.


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

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