I do not want to laugh when I'm in my depressed, sad or overwhelmed state. But it's okay. I can still laugh just a smidgen, for that one moment in time, and then continue to be D, S, or O. Chris has a good sense of humor so sometimes he's helpful for a touch of humor. We're currently discussing pre-planning funeral arrangements but there are some things that we or our kids say that make us laugh about the whole thing; one feels they should create a murder mystery around the event--Chris and I perform murder mysteries so it would be apropos.
(NO DISRESPECT meant to anyone. I'm so sorry if there has been the trauma of death in your home!)
There are some movie quotes that are so ingrained into us which fit certain situations or conversations that we just spout them out and it makes us laugh. We have cats. Cats are so weird. What's with the head-upside-down sleeping mode? What's with standing on the back of our chairs and licking our hair? What's with the races through the house? So we smile or laugh at their antics. I often use YouTube to help me teach or to help me learn but I also love the comedy stuff. I watch some of those vids and I laugh out loud. If you can find a book, movie, comedy sketch, or funny joke, use it. Learn more of them. Have them handy. Hm. I just realized I have a "Too Funny or Too True" board on Pinterest. I should add more to it, visit it a little more often.
TOOL #10: ADD HUMOR.