Life can be fun and entertaining if you know how to let it. To become truly happy you must have a sense of humor. For some of us this comes naturally and for others we might have to work a little to unlock it. It’s a great tool to turn something bad into something good and people love to be surrounded by someone who can make them laugh.
Here’s a small list of some great tips I collected for you.
1. Watch More Stand Up & Comedies
To increase your sense of humor watch more comedies.If you don’t know where to start, look for something along your taste or start with something popular. Watching stand up and following the jokes can have your rolling out of your seat in no time.
You won’t find everything funny, because everyone has a different taste. Take the time to experiment.
2. Try To See The Funny Side To Almost Everything
If you really want to develop your humor, then try to take something ordinary and make a joke out of it. There is a hidden joke behind every little event and situation you come across.
If I get to stressed out about a situation I eventually just burst out into laughter and start making fun of it. This causes my mood to do an instant 180 and influences others around me to do the same.
3. Learn Some Very Simple Jokes
Get out and do some research! The internet is full of great resources for jokes, humor, puns, funny pictures, stand-up, etc. Try searching for stuff that you like and add funny, joke, or comedy to the end of your search. You will find millions of things to make your laugh.
4. Hang Out & Observe Other Funny People & Friends
Hanging out with other funny people will surely rub off on you. What better way to grow your sense of humor then surrounded yourself with funny people. Pay close attention and don’t be afraid to contribute. Every little laugh counts.
5. If Someone Doesn’t Laugh, Don’t Give Up
All comics will face criticism on a regular basis. The thing about jokes and your sense of humor you have to understand is that everyone won’t always get it. In fact there will probably be a moment where you finish a joke and hear crickets chirp.
6. Don’t Overdo It & Be Careful Not To Offend Others
You can go overboard with your humor and end up offending or upsetting an audience that doesn’t want to hear it. Try to read and judge how others are reacting to your humor. If you have people falling out of their seats it’s probably a safe bet that you can continue telling jokes.
7. Relax & Let Humor Come Naturally
If you want to be more funny let it flow. Humor will flow naturally if you let it. You can feel jokes coming up in your gut and then boom you express them. Being nervous and hesitant will kill a good sense of humor.
8. Stay Positive & Smile
This may be the single most important tip on my list. Who laughs at a joke from someone frowning? Not many. If you are letting off unhappy vibes nobody will laugh at your jokes. You won’t even think they’re funny.
9. Laugh More
To really develop a sense of humor you need to laugh more. Watching comedy and being around others is great, but if you don’t follow the humor how can you really know what’s funny?
My last little bit of advice is practice. Most of the time you can experiment with friends one on one to see how funny you are. You can also try to make yourself laugh by doing things and stopping to analyze what you just did. The more you practice the more comfortable you will become.
I hope this list helps you get more humor in your life. Good Luck!