What we say to ourselves is either life-affirming— brings you more of the good stuff, like love, calm, compassion—or it is life-denying—taking you further away from the good stuff.
Humour and levity help you choose self-talk that is life affirming. They elevate us, help us rise. They help us turn towards the light just like plants do on the window sill. Think of the lightness of a hummingbird.
As soon as you choose humour in your self-talk, a joyous part of you shows up for this better time. What relief!