Quick personal story: a time in my life I don't care to repeat again, I lost my laugh. I remember the day it came back -- I had come back to life as well.
The g-d point? Laughing matters! It's a natural endorphin, it's a relaxant, it connects us to people at a deep level, it's an expression of who we are and what we care about -- and it's just a helluva lot of fun.
Kids laugh hundreds of times a day.
Adults -- well, hardly that much.
It's hard to force yourself to laugh more -- however:
If you could use a bit more laughter in your life, ask yourself a few questions:
- What kinds of people can you spend more time with to up your changes of laughing?
- What can you do that's outrageous and surprising to make someone else laugh? 'Cause you gotta get started someplace!
- What if you gave yourself a little plot of space where nothing serious could enter. How would that invite in some devil-may-care playfulness and laughing-til-you-pee?
Let's face it -- life is much more fun when we can all laugh at ourselves.
Plus, funnest core workout ever.
Here's to your deep big beautiful laughing experiment.