One (sort of wonderful) thing I’ve found by accident while dealing with misophonia triggers over the years is that if I’m in a particularly elevated mood, laughing and socializing with people who commonly trigger me, the sounds or movements that they make will bother me to a much less degree, and in some cases, roll right off my shoulders! This sort of goes along with the tip to control your stress levels in order to increase your ability to cope. When I’m happy, relaxed, and laughing (especially), I feel much less vulnerable and more protected against triggers that usually crumble me if I’m in a crummy mood or even just having a typical day. Laughing after a misophonia episode can usually pull me out of the mental slump I’m left in after internally battling triggers too. I hope some of you can relate and find creative ways to add more joy and laughter to your life because I truly believe it decreases our anxiety and increases our resilience!