Why You Must LAUGH Daily!
HUMOR KILLER #1 – Media
When you sit down today and watch your local news what do you see on the TV?
Is it heroic stories, comical scenarios and joyful experiences? Nope…
It’s most likely crime, violence, poverty, death and many other negative things. This is a huge issue because the media is making us believe that the world is a dark and evil place.
Now, I’m all for being informed as to what is going on in the world. However…
I would choose to limit your exposure to negative media as you may notice (when you pay attention) a profound effect on your mood when you allow too much of it into your life.
If you can’t find the joy to laugh, try eliminating or limiting exposure to negative media and instead watch something that makes you feel that tingle of laughter.
Eventually as the negativity leaves your life you will start to laugh and smile again 🙂
HUMOR KILLER #2 – YOU
My friends and family regularly call me the party pooper as I tend to be all business sometimes with very little leeway. I do my best to see the humour in things and not take life so seriously – this is where my hubby balances me out!
Many people these days take themselves and the situations that happen to them way too seriously.
Our culture frowns upon public laughter and it prevents people from being able to express their humor and true selves to the world. So…
Stop taking yourself so seriously and enjoy your life with a sense of humor.
I am able to do this by letting go of the regimented seriousness we are supposed to have as we age. And… instead, try to see the world through the eyes of a child or 3 in my case.
I’m sure you can remember a glimpse of what it was like to be a kid and see the world through eyes that didn’t worry about what others around you thought.
If not, just watch any 5 year old and notice how they don’t seem to follow the same thinking patterns as adults do.
They live lives free from the social constraints that are holding many adults back from fully experiencing laughter.
Try to put yourself into situations each and every day where you will experience laughter.
Hang out with a funny friend, watch a funny show, turn on some stand up comedy that you like, listen to a funny podcast or audio program and try to experience a little more humor in everything that you do.
By creating the habit of laughing each and every day you will boost your immune system, flood your body with endorphins (think runners high) and start taking life a little less seriously.
Here is a moment where I just needed to let it go as my son sat out a game last week at the lacrosse tournament for unsportsmanship behaviour – proud mama moment!
QUICK HABIT RECAP: Laughing daily can boost your immune system, flood your body with happy hormones and give you a greater sense of relaxation and ease in your life. Laugh daily by avoiding too much negative media exposure, taking yourself less seriously and putting yourself into more humorous situations.