Laughter in the Face of Defeat

Feeling stressed about school? Midterms have come upon us at Hope and students are running around frantically to get in the last 5 minutes of studying that will set them apart from the rest of the class (not really, though).

As I write papers, study for exams, and read chapter after chapter of Chemistry, I often get lost in the world of academia. I stare out the window and see people having “fun.” What’s that? Don’t I get to relax sometime? Sometimes I even step out into the commons of my dorm and see people watching TV, an increasingly foreign object to me.

Although sometimes it may feel as if the world is crashing, your professor is the meanest person on the planet (which I assure you, here at Hope they are the most gracious on the planet), or you have been annihilated by a subject you don’t understand at all, I always go back to the same stream of YouTube videos:  

Laughter Yoga.

What is laughter yoga you may ask? Believe me, you have been deprived. It is only the single, most effective, entertaining, gut-wrenching (literally), hilarious use of your “study break” time that ever existed.

So please, put down that AP Lit book, and take a study break – on me. Gather your friends and family, and get laughing.




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Published by Amanda Porter

Hi! I'm Amanda. I'm from Traverse City, Mi and I'm a Junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. I do research for the Fraley lab on the gut bacterial ecology of Pekin ducks and I work for the Chemistry department! Aspiring Neurosurgeon and LOVE to learn in all situations. Follow me on Twitter! @hopeamanda15

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