‘At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities’. ~Jean Houston
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
When Was The Last Time You Really Laughed?
No, I don’t mean just turned up the side of your lips and had a little giggle!
I mean really laughed.
Really laughed so hard that you were doubled over in joyous agony and you had tears streaming down your cheeks.
So hard that you thought you were going to wet your pants.
If you are struggling to recall a recent moment when you experienced such uncontrollable laughter, you are not alone. A majority of adults have forgotten how to really laugh and have fun. With professional and personal pressures escalating in your daily life, it appears that you have gotten so serious you are finding it more challenging to enjoy the simple pleasures of life – including a great daily laugh.
You were not born so serious.
You actually began life fully equipped with an inborn playfulness and the ability to laugh freely and often.
Sadly with all the daily pressures you are placing on yourself you have limited your playfulness and your laughter. You have sacrificed laughter for the serious business of adulthood.
In order to keep laughing, you need to be in a partial state of playfulness, consciously or unconsciously.
You need to be able to relax and enjoy every moment.
Daily laughter can help you ease your adult seriousness and retrieve our lost sensation of playfulness and fun.
It can help you to detach from your daily business and personal stresses and relive your childhood.
The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any moan, whinge, or complain. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.
Laughter is not only fun. It is also good for you.
Laughter creates a domino effect of joy and amusement, whilst also triggering healthy physical changes in your body.
Laughter definitely is the best medicine
Something good for you that is also enjoyable. There is no need for drinking disgusting concoctions, sweating profusely during gruelling exercise sessions, or drastically changing our diet in the pursuit of health.
All that’s required is pure, uninhibited, old-fashioned laughter.
The Healing Effects of Laughter
Laughter has the unique ability to heal your body and ease any painful emotions you may be holding onto, like anger and fear.
Laughter helps you cope with daily survival in a pleasant and effective way. It strengthens your immune systems, boosts your energy, diminishes any pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.
Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.
Nothing works faster or more consistently to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good old laugh.
Laughter and fun lightens our burdens, inspires our hopes, connects us to others, and keeps us grounded, focused, and alert.
With so many healing powers, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for your surmounting problems, enhancing relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.
Laughter is your birthright and a natural part of life.
Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Even if you did not grow up in a household where laughter was a common sound or work in a fun environment, you can learn to laugh and have fun at any stage of life.
And today is the best time to start.
Begin by setting aside special times to seek out humour and laughter, as you might with an exercise session or a business meeting, and build from there. Eventually, you’ll incorporate humour and laughter into your every day, finding it naturally in everything you do.
Creating Opportunities to Laugh
- Watch a funny movie or a comedy TV show.
- Go to a comedy club.
- Hang out with funny people.
- Share a good joke or tell a funny story.
- Read a funny book.
- Host a games night with family or friends.
- Play with your pet.
- Go to a “laughter yoga” class.
- Muck around with your children.
- Do something silly and spontaneous.
- Make time for fun activities (e.g. bowling, mini golf, karaoke).
Nothing feels quite as good as a big bout of uncontrollable laughter!
How can you incorporate fun and laughter into your day in order to be happier and more successful?
Stop being so serious about life and business and remember what it is like to enjoy life, laugh and have fun.
I would love to hear about the last time that you really laughed or why you believe that laughter is lacking in your life at the moment. Please leave your comments below.
To happiness, success and living the life of YOUR dreams.
Happiness & Success Expert
Feeling Fabulous Forever