L. LAUGH Through Depression + 5 Things to Get You Going

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I’m taking away the seriousness of this topic today. Laughing is a must and it doesn’t always come so easy when I’m feeling depressed. When I’m having a bad day or feeling really down and I start going down a rabbit hole, I force myself to watch or listen to something funny. It helps! Even if only for a little while.

(yes, I missed the letter K because I haven’t thought of anything yet)

Here are my favorite ways to laugh and get out of a funk for a bit.


Watch Ellen.

Ellen Degeneres is one of the best humans on the planet. You cannot watch her show and feel bad about anything. She’s all about making you laugh and doing thoughtful things for people who deserve it. Sometimes stories will make you cry, but it’s a good cry, kind of like therapy and you’ll remember that there’s definitely some good out there in the world. The Ellen Show is on weekdays at 4pm CST on CBS.


Watch Roseanne.

I grew up watching Roseanne and I loved it! Now with the reboot, I appreciate the show even more! All of the original cast is back (with the exception of Mark as he has passed away) and they’re still amazing together. It’s on Tuesday nights at 7pm CST on ABC. I record every episode and I never delete them. I keep them to watch again when I need a laugh.


Watch funny animal videos.

YouTube can be your best friend when it comes to finding funny videos to pass the time. Have you seen any of the cats and cucumbers ones? They’re hilarious!


Baby goats are fun to watch too. They’re so cute when they run! Never fails to make me laugh.. or at least smile.


Chris D’Elia.

If you like comedians, this guy right here is my favorite.

I went to one of his local shows a couple years ago and laughed so hard my face hurt.

chris d'elia twitter retweet at Varsity Theater

Listening to him can be great therapy!

This bit right here is probably my favorite EVER.


Watch Funny/Favorite Movies.

I don’t personally watch a lot of movies, but here are some of my favorites that are sweet and/or funny.

  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Bridesmaids
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • American Pie
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Meet the Parents
  • The Heat
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • A League of Their Own
  • Billy Madison
  • Jumanji (new favorite!)

Q. What are some of your favorite ways to laugh? What are some movies, shows, comedians, etc., that make you laugh?

We could all use some more laughs.

xo Mindi

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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!
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  1. Some of the funniest videos I’ve seen on YouTube are by Sebastian Maniscalco. Here’s my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hv0M4mnrE8

  2. Hi, Mindi! I love watching animal videos too (yeah, esp the cats!). But apart from the list above, I also watch animes and MTVs of my favorite bands. They don’t only give my some good laugh but they make me inspired to live. =) God bless Mindi!

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