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A New You in a New Year | Best Stress Relief | Laughter and Health |


As we bid Adieu to 2011 and welcome in the New Year of 2012, I’d like to remind my readers to try to incorporate some humor in your life.

Last year at this time I posted that I would be slip-sliding away and trying to place less emphasis on the merry-go-round of social media. I jumped-ship from some of the groups and communities that I had joined where everyone was trying to one-up the other with shit-chat chit-chat (oops, typo) of conferences attended, ambassadorships and review opps snagged. I found a different group where the members were more than willing to share helpful blogging tips, and the competitiveness wasn’t there. Not surprisingly, these were the very mom bloggers I’ve known and traveled in circles with since I started blogging in 2007.

I also was determined that I was going to try to enjoy life, relax more, get back to some of my favorite hobbies such as cooking and crafts that I enjoy such as crocheting. I now have an Etsy Shop where I sell handmade crochet jewelry and fashion accessories. Pinterest has become a huge inspiration for me and a gentle reminder to enjoy life to it’s fullest. I found tons of craft and DIY ideas for kids and grandkids. We made snow globes together during the Christmas season. I’ve set up boards and have many inspiring pins for winter, spring, summer and fall craft ideas as well as for the holidays – Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving projects.

I was reminded to laugh more. There’s so many funny quips, quotes and sayings I’ve pinned to my “Words to Make You Giggle” Pinterest board.

What would it be like to go around in a serious state of mind all the time? You’ve got to laugh sometime. Laughter is good medicine for you and you should prescribe it to yourself as much as possible. This is definitely stress buster material.

Best Stress Relief

Check out some ways that you can laugh and release stress at the same time:

  • First, you must realize that having laughter in your life can increase your energy and take away any negative vibes that you may be feeling. When you laugh, you release the pent-up anger and frustration that has been bottled up inside you from being stressed. You can find some good comedy shows on television that are really funny.


  • Think of some situations where the outcome ended up being pretty humorous. You can think on those and get a kick out of them. Let go of the complaining and murmuring.


  •  Go take in a comedy club. Check out the up and coming comedians at local venues in your area.

This past week we got together with my daughters, charming son-in-law and nephew and all went to see Jeff Dunham, one of our favorite comedians. Jeff Dunham – Controlled Chaos along with his friends Walter, Peanut and Achmed were at the Hartford XL Center.

Earlier this year the hubby and I got out to see and enjoy Orange County Choppers at MGM Grand Foxwoods Resort.  We also visited Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in NYC and were delightfully entertained by the Broadway show, Wicked.  In January I’ll again be taking my grandchildren to enjoy Disney on Ice.  (If you’re local, be sure to check out my post for Discount Promo Codes for the upcoming show.)

  • Smile more often. If you’re not used to doing this, then start now. Did you know that smiling can be contagious?


Learn to spread your laughter and joy to others who need it.  Not only will it help them, it’ll also help you.

What about you?  Do you have any special ways to live a healthier lifestyle and de-stress in 2012?

Happy New Year everyone!

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About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger and influencer from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Crochet Shop for the latest Handmade Fashion trends, Home Decor, Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***


  1. Mine is to exercise more and get outdoors in the fresh air to DE-stress. Visiting a comedy club sounds fun too! Happy New Year Cindi!
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  2. oh my husband and I would love to see Jeff Dunham- he is hilarious!! Laughter is always one of my goals :) Happy new year to you!
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  3. I need to unplug more in 2012! Happy New Year, Cindi! :)

  4. Happy New years to you! Great advice!

  5. Mine will be not to over schedule and also take some time out for more ME Time.
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  6. Happy New Year Cindi!! We’re so happy to have you at E6M and it’s been a pleasure knowing you since 07 (wow…it’s been a while!!) I wish you all the best for 2012

    ps…chugga chugga lol

  7. Hello! Thank you for the reminder to laugh! We do need more laughter because with humor a person can bear the worst of hardships. It actually boosts the immune system as well, which is magical. I adopted this positive policy a few years ago when I met a friend who was always cheerful, almost annoyingly so, but I saw how much easier it is to go through life with a positive attitude than always worrying and concentrating on the negative. I know you don’t mean we should act like fools and laugh at everything, but when we can we should opt for a smile instead of a frown. Have a happy and cheerful new year! May all your wishes come true! Hugs, Flora

  8. Great ideas! I love comedy clubs and this reminds me, I need to get to one soon!
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