Most of us know from experience that having a sense of humor about things can make life a little easier.
And there’s science to back that up: Being able to laugh at yourself may be a sign of an optimistic personality and a sense of humor, according to a small 2011 study, and it might even improve your mood. Humor has also been identified as a possible factor in the development of personal resilience.
“If you can laugh at yourself, you can forgive yourself,” Susan Sparks, author of “Laugh Your Way To Grace,” writes in a Psychology Today blog post. “And if you can forgive yourself, you can forgive others.”