FYI | Day 6 – Laughter

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For Your Inspiration! (FYI!) Month 2011 – This article was part of an exciting and challenging month dedicated to discovering passions, setting goals, learning success strategies, and sharing thoughts to ponder throughout the day!  If you’d like to find out what this month was all about, check out FYI Month 2011 for more information!

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Laughter.  Can you think of a more enjoyable way to improve your health, brain functionality, and overall happiness?  

Think about it; laughter lowers stress hormones, increases your heart rate, clears up congestion, and works many different muscles in the face and upper body.  It also reduces stress, elevates your mood and boosts your immunity!  It’s interesting to note that even to understand and laugh at a joke activates many functional areas all over the brain and strengthens brain connections!  Laughing is a great way to transmute negative emotions, cheer yourself up, AND it’s been shown that 100 laughs are equivalent to 15 minutes on the treadmill!  Be happy and get fit!

When is the last time you’ve had tears running down your face, snot coming out of your nose, tender cheeks, sore abs and blurry vision from an overkill of irresistible laughter?  

How do you get your daily doses of laughter??

Your Task

Get’r done and make it a point to have a few laughs today.  Shouldn’t be too hard!  Here are a few various possibilities:

  • Find what makes you laugh and do it.
  • Watch a funny sitcom (of course TV isn’t GREAT for you, but comedies do have their benefits!).
  • Surround yourself with funny people.
  • Think of past experiences or even what is happening to you right now, and think about the irony and humor in life.  If they put your life on a sitcom, what parts would be funny?
  • Repeat a joke to someone and share a laugh.
  • Make yourself laugh.  I laugh at my failed jokes all the time 😉
  • Let a 4-year-old tell you a story or a joke.  Doesn’t get much better than that.

And remember, in life, don’t sweat the petty things… and don’t pet the sweaty things!

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